Monastir is located near the city of Sousse and about two hours from the capital of Tunis. It is one of the quiet cities not crowded with tourists. The “Mausoleum of Bourguiba” is the most famous monument in this city. The mausoleum is located in the heart of the city and can be accessed free of charge. It has a range of yachts and a perfect peninsula for walking, especially in the evenings. It is surrounded by a number of cafes and restaurants. In addition, this area includes a selection of the best hotels in the city of Monastir. The castle or “Rabat” is also an important landmark in Monastir. IX It has a small museum and the entrance fee is 7 Tunisian Dinars. The castle has spectacular views of the sea and the city and turns into a very bright illuminated painting at night.


Ribat de Monastir
Ribat de Monastir

It is one of the most important defensive and defensive fortresses of the Almoravids. It was built by Hertha ibn al-Ayn during the reign of Caliph Haroun al-Rashid. It was in 796 AD and its height is about 20 meters.

Bourguiba Mosque

Bourguiba Mosque
Bourguiba Mosque

The Bourguiba Mosque is a Tunisian mosque located in the state of Monastir (the Istiqlal approach) to the Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba. It was built in 1963 and was designed by architect Tayeb Bouzganda according to the ancient architecture of the Hamouda Pasha Mosque in Tunis. And the capacity of the prayer room in this mosque to 1000 worshipers.

But the Mosque of Bourguiba remains a masterpiece of the original Islamic architectural works. Its designers have only fulfilled the ancient Islamic engineering genius. Their achievement has achieved a verse of precision, tenderness and devotion to the taste of the first and the mood of contemporary. The prayer house in the shape of a magnificent dome is based on 86 pink marble mosaics. This house is topped by a mihrab decorated with golden mosaics and the mosque has 19 houses made of high teak wood in the traditional Kairouan workshops.

The Great Mosque

Great Mosque in Monastir
Great Mosque in Monastir

This mosque gave a very beautiful religious character to the city. With its great size, length and good design, it has earned a wide reputation for all people. It is made of authentic marble.

Mausoleum of Bourguiba

Mausoleum of Bourguiba is a monument sepulchral located in the city of Monastir in Tunisia, including harboring the remains of former President Habib Bourguiba, the father of Tunisian independence, who died on 6 April 2000.

Dar Essaka

It was the residence of Hassan Essaka “CAID”, Ottoman Governor of Monastir (1920 – 1933),built in 1932.

This is a beautiful sample of oriental style.


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