Bourghiba Mausoleum, Monastir

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Visit the monumental burial place of the father of Tunisian independence at Bourghiba Mausoleum. The mausoleum's construction began back in 1963, only to reach completion after president Habib Bourguiba's death in 2000. A long walkway leads up to the traditional building, consisting of three domes flanked by tall minarets. Inside the mausoleum, stop into the small museum that brings together some of the leader's personal belongings, including his desk, pens, glasses, and collection of private photographs. PutBourghiba Mausoleum into our Monastir route builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Ask any Tunisian and they will tell you that Habib Bourguiba is their nation's saviour, rescuing them from French rule in the 1950s (and giving women the right to vote). A scaled down model of the...  more »
  • This is FREE to enter and well worth a look when in Monastir as you can see the splendour here of Bourguiba and there is a small museum about his life inside - could be improved with translations in.....  more »
  • A beautiful mauseoleum with many private things that belonged to Habib Bourguiba. The only reason I gave it a four is because the security guard tried to rip us off. As you may know the entrance to...  more »
  • Whilst visiting Tunisia, I felt compelled to visit the resting and celebration place of Habib Bourguiba. All of the Tunisians I met hold him in such high regard as well as Tunisians standing as the ‘most stable’, democratic country in the region. Very beautiful place and stunning sarcophagus
  • A beautiful mauseoleum with many private things that belonged to Habib Bourguiba. The only reason I gave it a four is because the security guard tried to rip us off. As you may know the entrance to mausoleum is FREE. We entered the mausoleum at 17 o`clock, and it closes at 17:30. The security guard let us in and after a few minutes he called us to the other room. There he told us that we have to pay him because the visit hours are somehow over and he let us in just because he wanted to do us a favor. Since I knew that the mausoleum works until 17:30 and he is trying to rip us off I told him to go together and ask if he asked other people for money. When he saw that I was very angry he said that everything is ok and I do not have to pay. Watch out for them.
  • I loved it 😍 u can find everything about Habib Bourgiba. Habib Ben Ali Bourguiba was born in Monastir into a modest family. He then moved to Tunis in 1907 in order to pursue his studies in Sadiki College then in Lycée Carnot, before obtaining his baccalaureate in 1924. In 1927, he graduated from the University of Paris and worked as a lawyer, after his return to Tunis, in the late 1920s. Bourguiba showed interest in fighting the protectorate from a young age. However, he only joined the national movement in the early 1930s, when he became a member of the Destour party and wrote articles denouncing the regime and its inequality. Bourguiba did not agree with the party's elders whose methods were outdated. Thus, on 2 March 1934, at age 31, he co-founded the Neo Destour that spearheaded the Tunisian movement for independence, during the Ksar Hellal Congress.
  • Beautiful place, Beautiful Tunisian people thank you for always being kind to people from the United States.
  • Very nice mausoleum to honour the 'liberator of women'. Definetely reccomended

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