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Monastir Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


Monastir has for a long time played an important role in the intellectual and religious life of the country thanks to the influence of its magnificently restored ribat. It was also the birthplace of Habib Bourguiba, the first president of independent Tunisia. The influence of this strong-willed man in the struggle against French colonisation is still evident in the city, where the medina and a number of its religious sites now stand alongside modern buildings and extensive avenues. The city’s jewel in the crown is the superb central beach, a long strip of white sand.

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Tourist attractions Monastir : Things to see and do

  • Ribat of Monastir Recommended Recommended

    TN - Monastir

    Built in the 8C, the ribat in Monastir is the first of many monastery-fortresses which stand along the Mediterranean coast of Africa. Originally defensive forts built to withstand Christian invasions, as well as important centres of Islamic learning,..

  • Bourguiba Mosque

    TN - Monastir

    Built in 1963, the Bourguiba mosque (closed to visitors on Fridays) is traditional in design and remarkable for its rich decoration. Entry is through 19 carved teak doors, the work of craftsmen from Kairouan. The prayer hall, the vaults of which are ..

  • Museum of Traditional Costume

    R. de l’Indépendance TN - Monastir

    Situated next to the Bourguiba mosque, the Museum of Traditional Costume is home to a fine collection of wedding dresses made from velvet, silk, gold and silver.

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  • Golden Beach

    Zone Touristique, Skanes TN - 5000 Monastir

    Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Golden Beach is located in Monastir. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including golfing. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air co..

  • Hotel Les Palmiers

    Route Touristique Monastir TN - 5000 Monastir

    Hotel les Palmiers is situated directly on Skanes beach, a 5-minute drive from Monastir city centre. It offers rooms with views of the sea or the outdoor swimming pools and garden. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with a TV and has a private ba..

  • Corniche Hotel

    Route La Corniche TN - 5000 Monastir

    La Corniche Guesthouse Monastir is located next to the sea, a 10-minute walk from Monastir’s city centre. It offers free on-site parking and air-conditioned rooms. Each guest room at La Corniche has a private bathroom, and some have balconies. The ..

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