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Address: Sousse, Tunisia

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We visited this Ribat as the better one, according to the guide books is in Monastir and this is still closed due to renovation). On entering and paying our 7 dinar each it took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Troon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

7 Dinar +1 for taking photos,15 in all for both of us, about a fiver . This is an amazing building full of history(and steps, phew) definatly not disabled friendly, but good nonetheless, you can feel the history on you visit and the only downfall is the crazy amount of graffiti on the upper levels and tower. The tower has... More 

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st5 9dd
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4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

full of history and character. beautiful mosaics, history, etc you feel as if you have stepped back in time. wonderful weather and people are very helpful. such a place to reflect and enjoy life.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited this Ribat as the better one, according to the guide books is in Monastir and this is still closed due to renovation). On entering and paying our 7 dinar each it took us a little while to read all of the information on the plaques on the walls about the building of the ribat and its purpose. We... More 

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Krabi Town, Thailand
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137 reviews 137 reviews
97 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Beyond being obviously restored, the amount of graffiti here is a bit shocking... Other reviews are correct - there are some GREAT views over the city - and you can climb to the top of the tower (about a four-story climb - it gets dark, though!) The only English explanations are near the entrance, so take those in before moving... More 

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Bournemouth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Small but beautifully restored. Lovely walks around the upper section overlooking the town and especially nice views from the top of the tower. A local craft market was being held on ground level when we visited which improved the experience.

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Spiez, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Right at the entrance to the old town (medina) in Sousse, this is worth a visit, as it gives a good view of the town and also down in to the courtyard of the Great Mosque, which non-Muslims cannot visit. In places on the ramparts and on the walls, you must be careful, there are no proper barriers! There are... More 

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glasgow scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Interesting ribat(small fort) with lots of nooks and crannies, and a stunning view from the top if the tower of the medina, the town , and the sea.

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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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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