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Plaza arabe
Plaza arabe by Salvador Altimir @flickr
Monastir by Gorik @flickr
Monastir by Gorik @flickr
Mosque by Skuds @flickr
Monastir by Gorik @flickr
Monastir by Gorik @flickr
ribat by Gorik @flickr
Monastir - Bourguiba
Monastir - Bourguiba's mausoleum by Veronique Debord @flickr
Monastir Marina
Monastir Marina by The12Thplaya @flickr
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Top sigths of Tunisia

The capital of the country, Tunis, is also home to magnificent architectural places of interest that belong to the 16th - 18th centuries: the Grand Mosque, Dar Ben Abdallah and Dar el Bey palaces, and the Mausoleum of Aziza Othmana. The city is famous for its spacious bazaars, where guests can not only buy interesting items and souvenirs, but also see performances of local musicians and dancers. When describing cultural places of attraction in the city, we cannot fail to mention Bardo Museum that exhibits a rare collection of Roman mosaics. Don't forget to visit the city of Dougga - this ancient city has become a major tourist attraction thanks to numerous buildings of the Roman Empire period. Theatre remains the most spectacular landmark of the area. According to calculations of archaeologists, the theatre could sit as many as three thousand viewers. The Mausoleum of Atban and Capitol are located not far away. These buildings were constructed in the 2nd - 3rd centuries. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Monastir

Travel guide to Monastir

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 … Open

Monastir for children - what to visit

Those who simply want to take a walk with children in picturesque places should go to the harbor Monastir Marina. Here you can admire the ships moored by the shore, visit the cafes and restaurants located off the coast, or admire how local fishermen work. The harbor area is well equipped for recreation. You will find many spacious viewing platforms, interesting shops and entertainment centers here. You can rent a … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

On Saturday, you should definitely go to the central square to visit an agricultural fair held once a week. It opens at 7am and usually works till noon. There are beautiful national clothes, quality and cheap leather goods, hand-painted ceramics, wicker baskets, and different jewellery. All local craftsmen bring their goods to the fair, and you can often buy exclusive souvenirs and handmade items that are not sold … Open

Advices for travellers

12. Local citizens revere the religious traditions that don’t allow them to take photos of themselves. So before capturing them on photos or videos, you should ask for permission. 13. You should bargain on markets and in small private shops. Things are sold at a fixed price only in large shopping malls and supermarkets. You should remember a couple of important rules when visiting mosques. Most … Open

Traditions and mentality of Monastir

Monastir is a fairly modern tourist city so local citizens are quite tolerant of foreign guests. Foreigners can wear light clothes they’re used to when walking around central streets and going to the beach, but it’s best to choose more closed and neutral types of clothes for walks in the historic district and tours. The prayer ritual is observed by citizens several times a day at a certain time, … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

The Ali bar—which has as good a choice of dishes and drinks as many famous restaurants—is very popular with thrifty tourists. Tourists like the bar for its affordable prices, simple and incredibly delicious dishes from fresh regional products. The signature dishes include seafood pasta, fresh vegetable salads, and fruit desserts. Besides, the bar has a huge choice of drinks. The Marina the Captain … Open

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