Ribat of Monastir, Monastir

4.4
Castle Ruin Must See
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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  • 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 »
  • Some footage for Life of Brian was shot here, including "He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy". Be warned, there are a lot of steps.  more »
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  • 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.

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