A Berber village, located 5km west of Enfidha (governorate of Sousse), built on a fossilized rock covered with cactus from the Tertiary era (Miocene -22 millions of years), at an altitude of 200 meters.
Takrouna overlooks the Gulf of Hammamet, Hergla, Sousse, jbel Zaghouan and Kairouan. This strategic location made it the field of several battles during the Second World War
The village consists of stone houses whose architecture reflects the Berber construction methods: a small inner courtyard surrounded by vaulted rooms. Six families of Berber origin and the Gmach (Gomez) family from Andalusia (Andalusian emigrants in 1609) still live in Takrouna. The village is divided in four levels: the Gmach family live on the fourth level. As for the Berbers, they live at the bottom of the hill. The third level holds the mausoleum of Sidi Abdelkader built in the 13th century.
The people of Takrouna make their living through farming and alfa and rug weaving. Your stay at Takrouna will give you the pleasure of discovering certain Berber families’ way of life and enjoy a natural environment of unequaled beauty.
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