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Things to do in Monastir

Best attractions to visit in Monastir

1. Bourguiba Mosque - Monastir

Bourguiba Mosque

The hanafi mosque of Bourguiba is a Tunisian mosque situated in Monastir (Independence Street) and dedicated to the primary leader of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba. Worked in 1963 by Taieb Bouzguenda, this mosque is composed in a customary design in view of that of the Hammouda Pacha Mosque of Tunis. The petition corridor can oblige up to 1,000 individuals. The mihrab, situated in a semi-vault, is secured with a half curve designed with a brilliant mosaic. With respect to the segments themselves, the beating graphs overcome and the bows are made of pink marble.

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2. Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum - Monastir

Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum

The Bourguiba sepulcher is a momentous grave in Monastir, Tunisia, containing the remaining parts of previous president Habib Bourguiba, the father of Tunisian autonomy, who passed on April 6, 2000. The sepulcher was constructed while Bourguiba was as yet alive, in 1963, in the cutting edge Arab-Muslim style. It is situated in the western piece of the Sidi El Mézeri graveyard, the primary internment site in the city, toward the finish of the principle rear way which is around 200 m (660 ft) long and 30 m (98 ft) wide. The building is flanked by two 25-meter-high (82 ft) minarets and beaten by a brilliant arch between two green vaults. The catacomb entrance door and the entryway that isolates it from whatever is left of the burial ground are cases of Tunisian craftsmanship.

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3. Ribat - Monastir

Ribat

This is one of the finest and best saved structures of the arrangement of "fortification cloisters" that specked the North African coastline to serve both as safeguards against attackers originated from abroad and as a place for otherworldly retreats. The Sousse Ribat was worked toward the finish of the VIIIth century. Its building style is comprehensively motivated by the style of the Byzantines who went before the Arab vanquishers on African soil. Actually, building materials recovered from Antiquity were broadly utilized as a part of the development of the landmark.

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