The heart of Zaghouan is not just a flow of water that runs thruogh aqueducts, or the green moutains making the city’s cover, but this great treasure of anadalousian architecture : “Sidi Ali Azzouz Site”.
The history tells about a saint man that arrived to Zaghouan when spanish forces has fired all musulmans from Andalousia, and then he made his mind to settle in that moutainious town called “Zaghouan”.
“Zica” by it’s romanian name attracted many andalousian refugees from the lost paradise, Ali Azzouz was born in 1040 and left in 1122, he’s most great works were the building that he’s spend years and years designing an andoulousian house ,mosque and school, the architectural treasure that stands is the most high hill of the old zaghouan city demonstrates a balzing art that can’t belongs to the country, but to a disappered empire.
The buildings are grouping : the house of the saint, a school for “Al Koran” and other sciences, and a mosque all designed with a lot of colors and the omni signature of water flows.
As I don’t have much informations, I’ll let you explore yourself that immense collection of photos. Further details are coming soon.
[Sidi Ali Azzouz Gallery]
[Sidi Ali Azzouz Show]