Gouvernorat de Monastir Things to Do

  • HABIB BOURGUIBA MAUSOLEUM
    HABIB BOURGUIBA MAUSOLEUM
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  • TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
    TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
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  • Sidi el-Mezeri cemetery.
    Sidi el-Mezeri cemetery.
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Gouvernorat de Monastir Things to Do

  • Monastir

    The Burgiba family's mausoleum was started to be built in 1963. It is lined by two minaret towers both 25 metres high, with an amazing golden top. These two minarets mark the entrance to the whole complex.

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  • Monastir beach

    Monastir has beautiful beaches, I went to the one near the downtown, it is little rocky in some places but still very nice and enjoyable, I belive there are lot of other beachs more beautiful.

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  • Monastir

    Sandy beach is extending kilometres long. Cleaness of the beach depends od the nearest hotel. Knee-deep water with sandy bottom is nice for walking but not for swimming. I prefer swimming pools - each hotel has a swimming pool.

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  • Monastir

    Green grass, date palms, deck chairs and a waiter circling around all the time. Our hotel was about five kilometres faraway from the nearist town Monastir and none shops to buy bottled water were in the surroundings. Bdw, hotel's price for bottled water was three times more expensive than in the shops in the town.

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  • Monastir

    This photo was taken from hotel room. Parallel with the street , there is a railway line. You can take a train to Monastir, and I think it was the cheapest alternative, among taxi, and bus. In the background, there used to be a saltpans. Some of them are still at work.

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  • Berberian Village

    Our one week stay, enabled us to visit a few Tunisian cities. Once we hired a taxi to visit the Berberian village. It was a sort of open air museum, where you can see the houses like they used to be. A lady in a village showed us a tehnics of making carpets, and they prepared an exebition (with tea) of carpets for us. After a talkactive persuading,...

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  • Monastir

    As you can notice on the photo, it wasn't a sunny day. So we decided to visit the town of Monastir. We were told, that a street train's tour is a good choise to get an impression of the town. The tour lasted about half an hour or so, and the driver was also a tour guide. We were the only passengers at that time. We passed the main sights of the...

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  • The Medina of Monastir

    Almost each Arabic city has a medina - the old town. Medina of Monastir used to be different than nowadays. It was before they started to build Bourguiba's mausoleum. It still has an atmosphere of oriental bazaar. The area is crammed with souvenir shops and restaurants. The area of narrow streets is very noisy and busy, with non-stop movement and...

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  • The Ribat of Monastir

    Monastir's probably the main attraction is its famous Ribat. By the way, i t has been used in a handful of quite famous films like Life of Brian. Ribat is set in a beautiful coastal location, surrounded by palm trees. Nowadays this imposing building houses an Islamic museum.If you climb up to the top of the tower, some of us did, you can enjoy a...

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  • Monastir

    Some History DataIt was founded in 1st millennium BCE by Phoenicians. They called it Rous PennaWhen Romans took control in 146, they renames the town RuspinaLater, it serves as the headquater of Caesar.In 796 CE a ribat, a seaside fortress is established there.In 16th century, the Ottomans established a stronghold .In 1956 with the Tunisian...

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  • Monastir

    Nearby the Burgiba family's mausoleum is this little mosque, for women only. We wanted to look inside, but although properly dressed, we weren't allowed. They neither allowed us to take photos. I made this one before they showed us, by hands, not to take photos.

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  • Bourgouiba Mausoleum, Monastir

    Buorguiba's mausoleum is located in the centre of the town, where a grand cemetery ends. A domed palace - like structure with two green and one glided domes, is the place, where the first president of Tunisia Habib Bourguiba was burried. Under one of the two green domes, Bourguiba's family was buried.

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  • Bourgouiba Mausoleum, Monastir

    Tunisian town Monastir is situated on a peninsula by Mediterranean Sea. We stayed at the Rosa Beach hotel, about 4 km from the centre of Monastir. The city is easily reachable either by bus, by train, or you can hire a taxi. It can be also a nice walk, may be on one side. It's impossible to miss the impressive Bourgiba Mausoleum, dedicated to the...

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  • Bourgiba Mosque

    The Bourgiba Mosque was built in the same year (1963) as the mausoleum. It is situated in a less busy area in the city center. Unfortunately, we weren't inside, but it is said to have a very beautiful, highly decorated interior.

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  • The Ribat - medieval fortress and...

    The Ribat had the functions of a fortress and a religious center. It was built in the 8th century and in use as such until the 18th century. The ribat is open for visitors and you can spend many hours discovering every small corner of the fortress. Unfortunately, additional information is very scarce.The Ribat was used as a filming location in...

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  • The Mausoleum of President Habib...

    The Mausoleum of President Habib Bourgiba is surely the most impressive building in the city. It is situated in the middle of a large cemetery. The Mausoleum shows traces of modern and old style architecture. It was built in 1963 already and Bourgiba was buried here after his death in 2000.Bourgiba is considered as father of the nation. He was...

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