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About Ghadames

You'll find the city of Ghadames southwest of Tripoli, near Algeria and Tunisia. It's an oasis town that has a population mainly made up of Berbers. Ghadames is knows as the pearl of the desert and is one of the oldest pre-Saharan cities around.

Traditional home in Ghadames

Here we have the inside of a traditional home within Libya's Ghadames. This living space is a common layout in terms of decor in the homes of those who live here. Ghadames is a brilliant example of a traditional settlement with Berbers standing as the majority of the population.

Image by David Stanley

Modern mosque in Ghadames

Ghadames may be an old town but it has both old and modern mosques within its boundaries.

Image by David Stanley

Small square in Ghadames

This is a photo of a small square within the town of Ghadames. 

Image by David Stanley

Portico of a mosque

This is a photo taken inside a mosque in Ghadames. Religion is a strong element that runs through the streets of this old town. 

Image by David Stanley


Running around what is known as the old part of town is the city wall which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Image by Felix O

Ghadames is most definitely an old city bursting with its own character and atmosphere. If for anything, visit the town for a glimpse of the architecture and the multi-level approach to their living and storage.


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