The ribat, Sousse.
The ribat in Sousse was erected in the 9th century by the Aghlabids.
There are numerous small rooms inside in which the monks used to study and sleep, and a larger prayer room.
Entry to the ribat costs 2.1 Tunisian Dinars (around £1 at time of writing) and an additional 1 Dinar (50 pence) if you want to take your camera in.
Sousse is also a modern city, with big hotel, bank, shops and modern buildings. The tourist office is up the main road from the harbour area (where the tourist train station and tuk-tuks are) and just before the medina walls where the bus station is situated outside. The tourist office were quite helpful with maps and timetable of trains are available there.
Warm Jacket if visiting Tunisia in the Winter
Many first time visitors to Tunisia dont realy bring warm enough clothes when coming here during the winter months, even though most people coming during nov.- Feb/march, dont plan on getting sun slicked on our beutyful beaches exactly, but they tend too think that its warm enough for lighter clothes because its Africa. Well the Tunisian climate is about the same as the south Italian climate and evenings and nights do get cold! So dont only bring a warm Jacket but also warm pyjamas and warm slippers. It does rain alot in winter sometimes and the cold dampness gets all the way right into your hotel bed, and the marble floors we most often have tend to get very cold. If it was me... I would even pack a hot water bottle (you know one of them rubber ones grandma always used). :0)
Ok.......I don't know what this represents, or why it's in Sousse, so this is not so much a tip as a request for help.
It's clearly important though; lots of people had their photos take in front of it whilst i was sitting in the shade people-watching. It looks quite new.
It's in Place Farhat Hached, at the entrance to the medina, opposite the Soula shopping centre.
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Sousse and Port el Kantaoui have boat trips available - various times and lengths - not once out of harbour is was quite choppy and cool, take some layers. They will entice you with trips to see dolphins and the fish with glass bottom boats and small submersibles. We took an hour one and saw nothing exciting and got cold...really I wouldn't bother unless in summer season. The galleon type boats looked quite impressive for the kids though.