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Grand Mosque of Testour’s minaret restored

Testour's clock tower shows stylistic influences from this tower in Andalucia.
Testour’s clock tower shows stylistic influences from this tower in Andalucia. Image by no rain corp. / CC BY-SA 2.0

One of Tunisia’s most unusual monuments, the minaret on the Grand Mosque of Testour has been restored. The tower was constructed in the 17th century by Andalusian immigrants, and features a clock that famously turns anti-clockwise, symbolising their desire to return to their homeland. Read more: tunsisa-live.net