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Address: , Monastir, Tunisia
Phone Number: 71 341 077
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Weird place, well it would be its a mausoleum. It was impressive and the chandelier was amazing. The best bit though was the walk down to the Rabat. So vast and inspiring.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Weird place, well it would be its a mausoleum. It was impressive and the chandelier was amazing. The best bit though was the walk down to the Rabat. So vast and inspiring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The place itself has a very nice position, near the Ribat and an old cemetery near the sea. I personally disliked the long paved entrance way, it is too opulent and overwhelming in comparison with the size and attractivity of the Mausoleum itself. Since I was alone, the souvenirs-selling gentleman made me some photos and did not want any small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a surprise! Palatial and very impressive. Free admission was a bonus. Incredible marble and mosaics and immaculately kept. Definitely worth a visit. Camel rides available outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The building is beautiful from the walk up to the gates to inside the Mausoleum. The most interesting part for me was the photos of Bourghiba with all the leaders of the Middle East including Anwar Sadat but it was those that have gone down in history as monsters like Sadam Hussein which was fascinating. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice building near the center of Monastir and near the harbour. Walk over the large square in front of the Mausoleum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Me and my husband came here as part of a trip from a hotel, it is an absolutely lovely building and it has wonderful architecture. It is definitely worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is free to visit the Mausoleum and it's well worth a trip to do so. There are guides who will show you round and explain about things. The chandelier above the tomb contains 365 crystals and as a treat, our guide turned the lights on so we could take a photo of it in its splendour. We gave our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

So exquisite, we only had enough time to take pictures from outside though. Must check this out if you're in Tunisia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I think since this is a free attraction it would be remiss not to go whilst in Monastir. There is a very touching memorial to Bourghiba in the form of personal photos and possessions. The building and it's materials are noteworthy too for their beauty. The signage here is all in Arabic. There are your guides who will take you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved the history and all the magnificent marble and the fact that they had granite from Aberdeen on the floor the chandeliers

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