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Ribat of Monastir

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.

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Regular flights go to Monastir airport from various European locations.

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There are regular train services to Tunis and Sousse to the North and Mahdia to the South. The railway station is located conveniently for the city centre.

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  • Ribat. This fortified monastery is located next to the sea and provides a great visit with most of the ruins open to clamber over. It may be familiar as it has been used in several films as a stand in for Jerusalem, most notably "Monty Python's Life of Brian".
  • Mausoleum of Bourguiba. In the centre of a large cemetery is this enormous mausoleum.

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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.

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If you want to sleep in a normal class you should choose El Mouradi Skanes Hotel it i a great hotel close to the beach. It is not a cheap hotel but it is worth the price.

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