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" Testour: Grande Mosquée" Top 5 Page for this destination Tunisia Off The Beaten Path Tip by Elisabcn

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by Elisabcn

There are a lot of XVII century mosques in Testour but the most interesting one is La Grande Mosquée. Its minaret is plenty of symbolic decoration. The most interesting thing is its clock (Testour’s minaret is one of the few minarets in the world to have a clock). This clock has its numbers symbolically placed backwards, expressing the wish of the locals to turn back the clock to the times when they lived in Andalusia. The minaret has some David stars too but it should not be strange as once upon a time Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in harmony in Spain.

Ps. It’s difficult to see the decoration of the minaret and the clock on this picture but you can trust me!

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  • Updated Mar 17, 2009
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