The Best of Monastir Walking Tour
Medina and its imposing walls surrounding the old town of Monastir are known as the old Roman Ruspina. It is the birthplace of Habib Bourguiba, the founder of the Tunisian republic. Why is “The Hanafi mosque” of Bourguiba one of the most important religious and historical monuments? Did You know that Ribat of Monastir is one of the oldest Arab fortresses in North Africa? You will see the most magnificent building in the city. You will be amazed by its Islamic architecture. Did Monastir an old Berber village? A guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about The Hanafi mosque of Bourguiba, Ribat, National Movement Museum.
- Professional local tour guide
- Ribat Admission fee
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Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba
The Bourguiba mausoleum is a monumental cemetery in Monastir, Tunisia, that houses the remains of former Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba, known as the "Father of Tunisian Independence," who died on April 6, 2000. It was erected in 1963, while Bourguiba was still alive, in the contemporary Arab-Muslim style. The structure is flanked by two 25-meter-tall minarets and capped by a golden dome sandwiched between two green domes. Tunisian art may be seen in the tomb entry gate and the gate that divides it from the remainder of the cemetery. There is a tiny museum within the tomb that has some of President Bourguiba's personal belongings: his desk from the presidential palace of Carthage, his pencils, passports and identity cards, his spectacles, as well as his portraits and clothing.
The Hanafi Mosque of Bourguiba is a Tunisian mosque dedicated to Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president. Taieb Bouzguenda erected it in 1963. The mosque is built in a traditional style inspired by Tunis's Hammouda Pacha Mosque. The prayer hall has a capacity of 1,000 people. Its mihrab, which is housed in a semi-dome, is topped with a half arch adorned with a golden mosaic. The overcoming charts conquered and the bows are formed of pink marble, as are the columns themselves.
The Ribat of Monastir is the earliest Islamic defensive fortification erected by Arab invaders during the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb. It is also the most visible landmark in the city of Monastir. The ribat was erected in 796 by the Abbasid chieftain and ruler of Ifriqiya, Harthama ibn A'yan. Throughout the medieval period, various renovations and adjustments were made to the edifice, including an enlargement carried out by Abu al-Qasim ibn Tammam in 966.
Monastir Marina is one of the most attractive spots in the city. It is a marina filled with luxurious ships and vessels. In its environs, numerous exquisite mansions adorned in white and blue. The port area is home to several restaurants and cafés that provide fresh seafood and traditional Tunisian fare. Stroll along the port and take in the breathtaking scenery, especially at sunrise and sunset.
Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba Monastir See Map
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