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The city of Monastir was built on the Punic-Roman city of Ruspina, location of the 46BC Battle of Ruspina. Much of the ancient walls of the city date back to the 9th century. As well as the medina there is the prominantly placed Ribat, close to the sea and now looking out towards the marina complex. Now there is a blend of old and new in this former fishing harbour.
Monastir was named after a monastery was built here in 797BC by an Islamic religious order of monks. The city gained more prominance after Habib Bourguiba became president of the country. He was born here on the 3rd August 1903.
Goegraphically it is located on the Mediterranean Sea 165km south of the capital Tunis, 80km east of Kairouan and 25km down the coast from Sousse.
All around the city there are now reminders of the former president of the country.
- Pros:Sun, scenery
- In a nutshell:Beautiful beaches
The rooms are quite large as is the bathroom. There is plenty of wardrobe space. There is a TV but no fridge, hairdryer... more travel advice
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