Monastir is a vibrant coastal town that's popular for its sandy beaches and ancient cultures. With many resorts along its beautiful coast, we have researched the best of the best and our top recommendations are below with great prices including return flights from UK.
Monastir, Tunisia 1,606 reviews Resort Jockey
Monastir, Tunisia 2,388 reviews Regency Hotel
Monastir, Tunisia 1,337 reviews Royal Thalassa
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The main attraction in Monastir is its beautiful beachfront promenade lined with palm trees and white sand beaches that stretch for miles along the coastline. Visitors can soak up some sun while strolling along this picturesque seafront or take part in any number of water activities such as swimming, sailing, fishing or windsurfing. There are also many restaurants offering delicious local cuisine and numerous shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts made by local artisans.
One of Monastir's must-see attractions is Ribat – a historic fortress dating back to 821 AD which sits atop a hill overlooking the sea below. This impressive structure served as both a mosque and military base during Ottoman rule until it was converted into a museum in 1984 where tourists can explore its ancient rooms filled with artifacts from various eras including Roman coins, Islamic pottery and Byzantine mosaics.
Other points of interest include Bourghiba Mausoleum – burial site for Tunisia’s first president; Medina – old town district full of narrow streets lined with traditional architecture; Dar El Bey Palace - royal residence home to four successive dynasties;and Bouhjar Mosque - an 18th century monument built by Sultan Moulay Ismail featuring intricate geometric designs carved into marble walls that tower above you when visiting inside its grand chamber halls.
Overall Monastir offers something special for everyone whether you're looking to relax on its stunning beaches or explore centuries worth of culture & history within this unique destination found only here in Tunisia!
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