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Sightseeing in Monastir - what to see. Complete travel guide

One of the most popular resorts in Tunisia, Monastir is a major trading city and training center of the country. The city is famous primarily for its magnificent beaches. They are well equipped for sports, have numerous equipment rental centers and diving schools. You will find many restaurants and cafes that serve fresh seafood on the territory of each beach. La Grotte is known as the most popular fish restaurant; however, if you want to try national Tunisian dishes, Les Sportifs restaurant will be the best choice.
Monastir is one of the quietest and picturesque cities of Tunisia. To the whole world, it is famous for its unique historical sites among which is the ancient fortress of Ribat. However, … Open
The largest sports center, where you can undergo scuba diving classes, is located near the port. Here you can also participate in the marine ride on a yacht. Golf lovers should definitely visit the new field, which was opened a couple of years ago. There is also a hippodrome for those visitors, who want to try horse riding.
When it comes to describing the historical sights of this place, we suggest attending an excursion to the fortress wall, which is located near the port area. The mausoleum of Bourguiba and an ancient mosque are also located nearby. The Islamic Museum is one of the most popular cultural facilities of Monastir. The museum exhibits a valuable collection of ancient manuscripts that belong to 4 - 6 centuries. Several halls are devoted to collections of pottery, and the astrolabe made in 927 year is known as one of the most famous exhibits. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Monastir is one of the quietest and picturesque cities of Tunisia. To the whole world, it is famous for its unique historical sites among which is the ancient fortress of Ribat. However, … Open
The central part of the town is the location of one more significant architectural structure the mausoleum of Bourguiba family. The tomb is decorated with magnificent marble and carved ceramic fragments. In 1980 the mausoleum was decorated with new golden cupolas and two new minarets were also added. The resort is rich in attractions for every taste - beach vacation can be mixed with sightseeing, and sport can be followed by fascinating excursions to historical places. Travel to Monastir will bring a lot of unforgettable impressions.
The most significant religious attraction of the city is the Great Mosque. It was built over a thousand years ago. Over the years, the mosque has been repeatedly rebuilt. Now it is a beautiful architectural monument with arches and columns. In the mosque, there is a large courtyard and a spacious hall for prayers, in which it does not get hot even at the height of a hot day. The entrance to the mosque is accessible only to adherents of the Muslim faith, and everyone else is offered to admire the historical monument from the adjacent territory.
Monastir is one of the quietest and picturesque cities of Tunisia. To the whole world, it is famous for its unique historical sites among which is the ancient fortress of Ribat. However, … Open
The Ribam Fortress located on the coast is the largest and oldest in North Africa. It was built in the 8th century and initially occupied a very small area. With each century, the scale of the defensive structure became more extensive. Now the area of ​​the fortress is more than 4,000 square meters. Many famous warriors are buried on its territory, and several religious shrines are in the fortress. In the fortress, there is a prayer room, next to which is now equipped with a small museum of Islamic art.
monastir ribat A very interesting cultural center is the Museum of Traditional Costume. The main part of its exposition consists of national clothes, which were relevant at the turn of the 19th - 20th centuries. In addition to clothing, in the museum there are collections of luxury jewelry, precious stones and products from the finest locally produced silk, which is known for its unique qualities.
Monastir is one of the quietest and picturesque cities of Tunisia. To the whole world, it is famous for its unique historical sites among which is the ancient fortress of Ribat. However, … Open
One of the favorite vacation spots for Monastir’s residents is the picturesque Baladia Park. In addition to landscape decorations and old buildings, in this park one can see a monument to President Habib Bourguibe, convenient walkways and recreation areas with benches around the monument.
Monastir Marina On one of the central streets of Monastir, you can see the grand modern building of the Palais des Congrès. Since the construction of this large-scale building with many halls, it is used for a variety of cultural events. Here, exhibitions and meetings with artists are held, and in the center, there is a special stage suitable for performing theatrical productions. Some rooms are only available for business events, but a large part of the halls are accessible to all visitors.
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♥   National Park 'Boukornine' , 106 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Tunisia: things to see

Utica was the first city colonized by the Phoenicians. This happened around the 9th century BC. Nowadays, thousands of travellers arrive to Utica see the ruins of colonial buildings and ancient Phoenician cemeteries. Hammamet is another popular destination rich in entertainment and cultural landmarks. Guests of the city are welcome to attend The International Cultural Center, several theatres and museums. During a walk on beautiful streets of the city you will see many beautiful mosques on your way, with the Grand Mosque being the oldest one. It was constructed yet in the 13th century. Fans of nature landmarks and eco-friendly rest are recommended to visit the city of Tozeur that is famous for its magnificent parks and interesting museums. The names of local museums sound really original - the Museum of 1001 Nights, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (Musée Dar Cheraït) - and their exhibitions are no less interesting. … Open
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