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Ribat

Address: Sousse, Tunisia
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Sousse
Type: Religious Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

a great insight into the past, but watch the tower climb, it is only for the sure footed as health and safety would have kittens about this climb.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was great to explore with the kids - keep a close eye on them as the top is completely open and its a long way down!

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There is only one reason to visit the Ribat, and that is for the unrivaled views from the tower. The climb up the tower is quite steep and quite dark in places, I would estimate about 100 steps, so not for the faint hearted. The views of the medina in particular are well worth the effort. Lots of information provided... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Felt as if I was in an old foreign legion fort at one point good view from the tower into the mosque worth the trip from the hotel used the noddy train

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Ribat is one of the oldest buildings in Sousse. You will find it in the NE corner of the medina with a soaring watchtower. It was built in 821 AD and served as both a monastery and fortress. Entry is 7 Dinar and its an extra Dinar to take photos. There is a large prayer hall just inside the... More 

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Beirut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went in a group to Sousse by a small bus. Many went shopping. But we decided to go up to the tower. Only a family with 3 kids were there. We went up and saw the views from up.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great views from the top of the tower and not very expensive to visit. It was very quiet when we were there (Sept 2014) so lovely and peaceful to walk around.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Whilst on holiday we visited the Ribat in Sousse, it was empty whilst we were there so we could easily take the steep steps to the watch tower, and see the amazing views over the rest of Sousse. The 'castle' is steeped in history, a book, in english is available at the entrance. Our 8 year old son also climbed... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Quite a surprise to be left free to wander around a beautiful small ancient fortress. 7 dnr entry and 1 dnr to take photos. We stubbed across the Ribat while visiting the Median and we were happy to get away from the intensity of the market to find a great birds eye view of Sousse from the Ribat's Tower. No... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Interesting and very quiet, a bit of relief from the Sous. only a couple of quid to get in. 50 characters is too much - I could be here all night.

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