Mahboubine is a village located on the island of Djerba, Tunisia. It is known for its traditional Berber architecture and is a popular tourist destination for those interested in learning about the local culture and history. Djerba is a popular holiday destination, known for its beautiful beaches, clear waters, and warm weather. The island is also famous for its many historical sites, including the ancient city of Houmt Souk and the El Ghriba synagogue, which is one of the oldest synagogues in the world.
The village of Mahboubine is a village located in the heart of the island of Djerba, three kilometers west of Midoun Djerba. It bears a name of Arabic origin meaning “beloved”.
This village is made up of menzels surrounding a small commercial space on either side of the main road linking Midoun to El May.
The village represents Djerbian architecture par excellence! Located in the middle of the countryside, between olive trees and palm trees in the east of the island, 19 km southeast of Houmt Souk.
There is an important mosque there, the El Kateb mosque (mosque of the Cleric), in the Ottoman style, built at the end of the 19th century. It is a reduced and simplified imitation of the Hagia Sofia mosque in Istanbul. The low dome is preceded by an entrance surmounted by small domes in the style of Djerbian menzels which represent an island identity unique to Djerba, with their intimate and discreet interior.
The architectural style proves that the founder of this mosque Ali el Kateb, like other merchants of the time, were influenced during their travels by Byzantine art.
The village of Mahboubine, surrounded by orchards, olive groves and vineyards, is renowned for its fruit production and the enchantment of its gardens.
A mix of charm, modernity and sure values… Places to see, streets to explore and emblematic experiences… The village of Mahboubine deserves to be visited.