Monastir is almost an island surrounded by the Mediterranean sea on three sides, forming the south the gulf of the same name, extending to Cape Dimass Rass. It offers a diverse landscape, including sandy beaches and rocky cliffs up nearly six miles long.

It is a very pleasant city to explore on foot as all interesting views are close. The Medina is full of surprises along cobblestone streets with shops.

Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba



Stresses the Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba, impressive for its ability to over a thousand people in the prayer room for its 39 beautiful carved doors and its 86 columns of pink marble resting in their vaults.

Ribat of Monastir


The Ribat of Monastir is the oldest and most important defensive work to have been built along the North African coastline by the Arab conquerors in the early days of Islam.

Founded in 796, this building underwent several modifications during the medieval period. Initially, it formed a quadrilateral and then was composed of four buildings giving onto two inner courtyards.


The Ribat was also one of the filming locations for Monty Python's Life Of Brian.

From 16/09 to 31/03: 08.30 - 17.30
From 01/04 to 30/04: 09.00 - 19.00
From 01/05 to 14/09: 09.00 - 20.00

Visit cost: 8 Dinars.




Twin with:

Drapeau de la FranceRoyan, France

TadjikistanDouchanbé, Tadjikistan


Drapeau de l'AllemagneMünster, Allemagne





Habib Bourguiba

Arabic, حبيب بورقيبة‎, 3 August 1903 – 6 April 2000, was a Tunisian statesman, the Founder and the first President of the Republic of Tunisia from July 25, 1957 until 7 November 1987. He is often compared to Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk because of the pro-Western reforms enacted during his presidency.


The same year Bourguiba graduated with a degree in Law and Political Science, and returned with his newly formed family to Tunisia where he got immediately involved in political life by joining two newspapers in 1928: l’Etendard Tunisien (The Tunisian Flag) and Sawt At-Tunisi (The Tunisian Voice). In 1931, the French colonial authorities prosecuted him for his alleged "Incitement to racial hatred". Subsequent to this, Bourguiba launched a militant newspaper L’Action Tunisienne, laying the ground for strong action against the colonial power.


The Bourguiba government's reforms include female emancipation, public education, family planning, a modern, state-run healthcare system, a campaign to improve literacy, administrative, financial and economic organization, suppression of the "Waqf" (aka, "frozen property"), and building the country's infrastructure.

A proximity


Sahara Beach 3*

Zone Touristique - 5000 Monastir - Skanes 

In the middle of 22 acres of gardens close to two major cities of Tunisia: Monastir is about 8 km and 12 km from the town of Sousse. On the beach.

Ramada Liberty

Ramada Liberty 4*

Zone Touristique - 5000 Monastir - Skanes 

Skanes area. To 150 meters from the beach and 6 km from Monastir.


Golf Palm Links Monastir


Built in 1994, the Palm Links Golf is known for his style "Scottishs links" and its vegetation consisting of olive and palm trees.
18 holes - par 72 - 6076 meters.

Course designer: Chris Pitman.

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