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The Charm of Monastir
Monastir is a beautifully ancient city that dates to Phoenician times. With its many historic attractions, stunning beaches and lovely, well-manicured orchards, Monastir remains a favorite Tunisian destination for tourists year-round. Visitors will be taken aback by the city’s many well-preserved landmarks and sites, the most prominent being the Ribat of Monastir. This impressive fortress includes many ruins one can explore. Adjacent to the Ribat is the Mausleum of Bourguiba, a massive and stately monument honoring the memory of Habib Bourguiba, the Tunisian leader who fought for the country’s independence. Also beside the Ribat is the Great Mosque, arguably one of Monastir’s top attractions. Dating back to the 11th century, the Great Mosque has undergone numerous additions over the ages, and is well-known for its impressive façade. Like most Tunisian cities, Monastir hotels are quite cheap compared to those of other resort towns. One can find hotels in Monastir across a wide range of quality—from midrange to luxury to all-inclusive hotels in Monastir—at a fraction of the cost typical in other cities.
Other Monastir attractions include the Medina, or Old Town. Restored throughout the ages, this medina is less authentic than those you’d find in many other Tunisian destinations, functioning more as a tourist shopping center. The Port de Plaisance harbour is a popular place to stroll or watch boats go by, and those who want to take a dip or sunbathe should stop by Monastir’s stunning white beaches, which are known for their cleanliness, outstanding facilities and proximity to restaurants and cafes.
Where to Stay in Monastir
Don’t expect to pay too much for hotels in Monastir, even if looking for luxury, 5 star Monastir hotels. You’ll find plenty of hotels in Monastir ranging from just €17-43 per night at their lowest offering. Hotel Royal Thalassa Monastir, the city’s premier 5 star hotel starts at €42 per night. No matter your budget, you should be able to find hotels in Monastir at a steal.
The great thing about Monastir hotels is that you can expect great quality and value no matter what you pay. El Mouradi Skanes Beach Hotel Monastir, located close to the sea, is an excellent choice for budget 4 star hotels in Monastir. This all-inclusive Monastir hotel features stunning seaside views and is just 4 km from the Sousse Zone Industrielle train station. Amir Palace Hotel Monastir is another great example of low-rate all-inclusive Monastir hotels, just 12 km from the Sousse Archaeological Museum. It offers an array of amenities like a gym, spa, tennis courts, pools and more. For another great budget hotel in Monastir, consider Zodiac Hotel Hammamet Monastir Tunisia, close to the beach and Port Yasmine Hammamet. Hotel Monastir Center is another great choice of Monastir hotels just steps away from things to do in Monastir, Tunisia, including the beautiful ribat. Iberostar Saharah Beach Monastir is right by the water for easy access to the beach.
Pricier luxury Monastir hotels include Hotel Rosa Beach Monastir Tunisia, providing a laid-back atmosphere right on the beach and located a convenient 2 km away from Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport. Regency Monastir Hotel and Spa offers a great location compared to other hotels in Monastir, just a short walk from the Monastir Marina and Medina of Monastir. For other great hotels in Monastir, try Sahara Beach Hotel Monastir or Hotel Club Tropicana Monastir.
You won’t find hostels or bed and breakfasts in the city, but they’re not necessary; low-rate hotels in Monastir almost rival hostel rates you’d find in other cities.
Things to Do in Monastir
There are a great many things to do in Monastir, Tunisia, from stepping through the city’s historical spaces to swimming or sunbathing at its many pristine beaches. The city’s historic epicenter is the Ribat of Monastir, which is adjacent to its other historic sites. It is the city’s most prominent landmark and among the oldest fortresses in North Africa. Climb its three-storey Nador Tower for wonderful views of surrounding sights like the Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba, the cemetery and Great Mosque. Inside the Ribat you’ll find the Islamic Museum dedicated to the culture’s arts and texts. Adjacent to the Ribat are the Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba and Great Mosque, both important to the city’s identity: the former is the resting place for Tunisia’s leader who fought for its independence, and the latter demonstrates the city’s architectural heritage through the ages.