"Oueled ech-Cherif Quarter" Nefta Things to Do Tip by maykal

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  Oueled ech-Cherif, Nefta
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  • Oueled ech-Cherif, Nefta - Nefta
      Oueled ech-Cherif, Nefta
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  • Oueled ech-Cherif, Nefta - Nefta
      Oueled ech-Cherif, Nefta
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  • Oueled ech-Cherif, Nefta - Nefta
      Oueled ech-Cherif, Nefta
    by maykal
  • Oueled ech-Cherif, Nefta - Nefta
      Oueled ech-Cherif, Nefta
    by maykal
  • Oueled ech-Cherif Quarter - Nefta
 

Nefta has four old quarters, and the easiest to find, if not the most spectacular, is Oueled ech-Cherif. From the main road where buses and louages drop you off, take any road off to the left...the nicest ones are entered through archways, and recent tourist maps have been drawn on the wall to help you, although it is probably easier just to dive in and get lost, as the lanes are so twisty the map won't really help. The centre is the Place de la Liberation, which is dealt with in the tip below, but the main draw is just walking the backstreets and admiring the architecture. Fancy brickwork, archways and covered alleys is what its all about, and for mosque lovers, there are plenty of those about too. Neftawi traditional houses don't show much on the outside, so it feels quite a secretive sort of place....but in another tip below, I've described one of the traditional houses, Dar Houidi, which is sort of house museum and cultural centre.

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  • Written Apr 10, 2009
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