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Another one (probably the last one, I hope I am not too boring already) of the Guellala Museum, on the island of Jerba/Djerba.

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The building design is inspired in the traditional and somewhat original architecture of the mosques of the islands. Its construction was finished in 2001.

The rest of this note is shared with my other posts of the place. In those you can have a look at its yards (I, II, III) and at the minaret-like tower that stands to the right of the image (IV).

The museum is fairly big and features a large collection of traditional artefacts used in the near past in daily life, economic activities, ceremonies, and festivities, most of them staged with dummies and music. Although a bit naive (or because of that), it's a charming place to visit, specially if you have children. It's located in a low hill on the top of the village of Guellala, facing the small Gulf of Bou Grara, the shallow piece of sea that separates the island from the continent. From its entrance one enjoys a very nice view of the village, the gulf and the mainland.

Guellala is famous in Tunisia for its pottery and it looks like this was one of the main reasons to have the museum built here.

You can find additional notes on Jerba on the first of my posts of the museum.

I have 'travelogue' of this trip of mine to Tunisia (not a real travelogue, I have set it up just to group the posts).

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