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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  • Beautiful and gorgeous place I can say. There is what to see and where to go after visiting this wall.  more »
  • Main attraction of the town. Nice to see it and the view is worth it. For the rat there is not too Much inside to see  more »
  • Actually a late review - went in Jan 2019. This is a really cheap excursion. Great for a wander and a touch of Tunisian history. Kids enjoyed exploring (9 & 15) and seeing a bit of the...  more »
  • Ribat, nice historic building, have double view Sea and City I enjoyed the visit, I been there 3 times.
  • 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.
  • This was the best ribat in Tunisia that I visited. It has amazing views of the town, mausoleum and coastline. Furthermore it’s well maintained and even has a small museum with a petit collection of artefacts, pottery, coins and history of the restoration of the site. Very nice 👍
  • very nice place, especially the old building the mosque of bourguiba 👊👊👊💪💪💪
  • The Ribat of Monastir is a ribat, an Islamic defensive structure, located in Monastir, Tunisia. It is the oldest ribat built by the Arab conquerors during the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb. It is also the most prominent monument of the city of Monastir.

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