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Sousse, Tunisia
The Berber village Takrouna
Takrouna, a small Berber village located in the Sahel Tunien region, more precisely in Enfidha. And yet, this village is well worth the detour. Located about 6 km west of Enfidha, towards Zaghouan, few people know this Berber village which is however one of the oldest in Tunisia. Built on a large fossilized rock dating back over 2000 years, Takrouna dominates a plain with a breathtaking view overlooking the gourd of Hammamet, Hergla, Sousse, Zaghouan and the plain of Kairouan.
Berber village originally, it was the refuge of families of Moorish fleeing Spain such as Gmach (Gomez), native of Andalusia of Benaladid region "Ta kurunna". "Aida Gmach", one of the descendants of this line watches over Takrouna's memory. This visual artist created the "Blue Rock", a stop at the top of the village that combines relaxation and culture. If we are captivated by the endless landscape dominated by the village, we are moved by the eco-museum created by Aida, with the support of the great painter Aly Bellagha, in a part of the family home. The eco-museum presents objects from everyday life and paints a picture of those men and women who have never ceased to cultivate an essential good, the earth. The reading of their habits and customs, through the object, reflects the humility of these villagers with tormented origins. Preserving this heritage is also cultivating the memory of places but it is also a tribute to the men who made Takrouna, including Tahar Guiga. The name of the "Blue Rock" is extracted from the work of this great writer, native of the village.
Takrouna, an unknown village but full of history and charm. You lose all sense of time, a real journey in time that is worth seeing.

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