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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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  • 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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  • Monastir Center Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Avenue Habib Bourguiba TN - 5000 Monastir

    Prix Prices from : 25 €

    Monastir Center is located in the city centre of Monastir, Tunisia. This 4-star hotel offers rooms with private balconies overlooking to outdoor swimming pool and the sea. Guestrooms atMonastir Center are also equipped with satellite TV. Guests can..

  • Delphin Habib

    BP327 Avenue Habib Bourguiba TN - 5000 Monastir

    Situated along the sea front and right in the city centre of Monastir, the Delphin El Habib open its doors with its majestic entrance, after an intense period of completely renovating and modernising its facilities. Set on its own private beach, the..

  • Delphin Ribat Three stars Three stars Three stars

    BP327 Avenue Habib Bourguiba TN - 5000 Monastir

    Prix Prices from : 29 €

    The hotel Delphin Ribat is located 800 meters from the hotel's private beach and 5 kilometres from Monastir Marina. The 180 rooms are comfortable, modern with all the necessary equipments and all rooms have a balcony. The rooms have a view of the ci..

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