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Zaghouan



Zaghouan
Introduction

1. Climbing streets

2. Mosque of Sidi Ali Azouz

3. Other religious buildings

4. Triumphal arch

5. Street fountains

6. Water temple

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ZAGHOUAN
Other religious buildings
Zaghouan, Tunisia


Zaghouan, Tunisia


The two dominating religious buildings of Zaghouan is a former church and a mosque with a fairly modern minaret.
The church has obviously been converted to a mosque after independence, with its church tower transformed into a typical minaret. It is now desanctified and used as a private school.
Across the narrow street there is the most attractive minaret of Zaghouan, belonging to the older Er-Rahma Mosque. The minaret is partly built according to Ottoman patterns, being octagonal.
Zaghouan, Tunisia




By Tore Kjeilen