Ribat of Monastir, Monastir

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Ribat of Monastir, a small frontier fortress that dates back to 796, was traditionally used for defense and surveying the sea for signs of enemy ships. Expanded many times during the centuries, the city landmark boasts scenic sea views you can enjoy while strolling its stone walls. Visit the fortress museum, established in 1958, to view a variety of antique relics, including pottery, coins, ceramics, and ancient manuscripts. A visit to Ribat of Monastir represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Monastir road trip planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • Some footage for Life of Brian was shot here, including "He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy". Be warned, there are a lot of steps.  more »
  • This ancient fortress is not expensive to enter and is well worth a visit to see the views of the town but one needs to be mobile to climb the steps and towers. There could be much more in English...  more »
  • If you visit Ribat of Monastir do not miss climbing the watchtower, the view is amazing. The entrance fee is not that expensive.  more »
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  • The pride of Monistir. The fabulous ancient ruins giving amazing views over the Mediterranean. For those of you that remember Monty python's Life of Brian, this was one of the locations for the film and it becomes obvious which scenes on entering the castle. A must place to visit.
  • very nice place, especially the old building the mosque of bourguiba 👊👊👊💪💪💪
  • Lovely view in the top.
  • It's nice and ancient but to get access you should to pay
  • Friendliest people and breathtaking view from the top of the ribat.
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