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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  • The Ribat has been very well restored, and off-season it's easy to ramble, good! the museum has some interesting antique pieces, attention, comments written in French, sting the eyes ...
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  • Very beautiful view of the sea, you can climb the highest tower, the fortress is big enough, there is a museum on the territory of a small.
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  • Great place to wander round and explore, interesting history, great photos. One of the highlights of our holiday. Also, the Ribat was the location where Monty Python filmed Life of Brian.
  • Incredible view and quite a nice fortress
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