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Ribat

Sousse, Tunisia
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Sousse
Type: Religious Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,280 attraction reviews
691 helpful votes 691 helpful votes
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This fort is a well renovated example of a Ribat, it has three levels and a tower. The tower is the highlight of the place, but be aware that it is a steep winding staircase to get to the top. When you are at the top, the hand rails and safety are limited so you will need a head for... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This cost about £2.50 each ( 7 dinar) to get into and when you get to the top level its a lovely view you can go right to the top of the tower if you want.

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Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Ticket price: 7 TND + 1 TND Photo ticket.. Just a few visitors, no crowd. Go inside the Medina beside the Soula Center and then go right. Easy to find it.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fun to look around. Only takes about an hour max to take it all in. Would have been nice to have a little more history detailed about the place.

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