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Address: Sousse, Tunisia

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Superb Views over Medina.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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72 helpful votes 72 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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