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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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  • Hotel Mezri

    Route De La Corniche Bp 162 TN - 5000 Monastir

    Close to the Marina of Monsatir, the Hotel Mezri is located in the wonderful site of the old harbour, facing the sea, at only 10km from Monastir airport and 1500m from the city centre. Mezri Hotel offers a variety of rooms, including adjoining rooms..

  • Corniche Hotel

    Route La Corniche TN - 5000 Monastir

    Prix Prices from : 36 €

    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 ..

  • 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..

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