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The Best Things to Do in Monastir

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Bourghiba Mausoleum , Monastir
Visit the monumental burial place of the father of Tunisian independence at Bourghiba Mausoleum. The mausoleum's construction began back in 1
Ribat of Monastir , Monastir
Ribat of Monastir, a small frontier fortress that dates back to 796, was traditionally used for defense and surveying the sea for signs of en
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Monastir Marina , Monastir
Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy a walk along Monastir Marina, home to the city's waterfront promenade and many yachts and fishing boa
Tours from $174
Gift & Specialty Shop
Yasmin Hammamet , Hammamet
Take a stroll around the tourist area of Yasmin Hammamet, a seaside resort district with a wealth of hotels, restaurants, and shops. The acti
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Historic Sites · Castles · Marinas
Known for its imposing 8th-century fortress, the coastal city of Monastir offers visitors pristine beaches, a scenic waterfront, and a number of historic buildings to admire. A tourism hub, the city boasts a rich heritage, evident in its ancient mosques and mausoleums, juxtaposed with its luxurious resorts and yacht-filled marina. The town serves as the gateway for visiting the World Heritage-listed El Djem amphitheater, but if you're looking for things to do in Monastir itself, consider roaming the streets of the historic district, shopping for traditional souvenirs, and strolling the picturesque seaside promenade. To arrange what you want to do in Monastir, use our Tunisia online road trip planner.

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Where to stay in Monastir

Accommodations in Monastir cluster around the well-preserved fortress and near the scenic beaches of the Skanes neighborhood. All-inclusive 3- and 4-star resorts dot the seaside, offering outdoor swimming pools and spa services, while budget and mid-range options include cozy guesthouses, rental apartments, and simple, basic hotels.
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