Monastir is a city in Tunisia.
Monastir is an ancient city dating from Phonecian times. It includes an impressive Ribat and the Mausoleum of Bourguiba, both of which have been closed for repair since the earthquake of 2013.
The city is served by an international airport : Monastir Habib Bourguiba Airport Regular flights go to Monastir airport from various European locations.
There are regular bus services to Sousse. The Bus station is located near the Medina.
the huge prayer hall that can hold 1,000 people, built in arch rests on 86 columns in pink marble. The mihrab is covered with a half arch encrusted golden mosaics and adorned with onyx columns. Nineteen carved teak doors, work of Kairouan artisans, provide access to the building.
This is a beautiful sample of oriental style.
Only a small section of the original Medina remains but it contains a bazaar selling the usual souvenirs. Prices seemed to be generally lower than in nearby Sousse.
There are many good restaurants in the medina or more upmarket in the port de plaisance (marina), below the Ribat.
The hotels are spread over along the shore of Skanes and Dkhila. They are luxurious. The area has forty five hotels with a total accommodation capacity of 20,000 beds. Most foreigners appear to stay at the resort area north of town, close to the airport.