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Bourghiba Mausoleum

Viale Bourghiba, Monastir, Tunisia
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Monastir
Type: Historic Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is free to visit and beautiful. It would have been good to have more information available at the site.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There is not a lot attraction in Monastir, so it is recommended to see this. It looks good from outside, but there is not a lot inside.

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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This is the resting place of the first president of Tunisia. We probably wouldn't have went here if it wasn't included in our day trip, but glad we went. It really shows the respect they have for their president, given the luxurious resting place they have for him and his family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A very nice place for the first president in Tunisia. the Bourguibism is studied in the best schools policy in modern countries, that is why I wanted to visit

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

wow its the best place to see in monastir loved seeing this with my wife its a bit of history of tunisia

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the most lovely and peaceful places iv be to in Tunisia free to get in but if you get court by a "tour guide" it will cost you money you don't need to spend as they only show you what you can see walkin round on your own well worth a visit the building is beautiful

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The entrance to the mausoleum is free but there is a guide and he will want to tip. You can not take a guide, it is not mandatory. At the entrance to the mausoleum you can make a picture with a camel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Came here with my wife as had seen it mentioned about, as said before by previous reviewers stunning building very tranquil. If u don't understand French or Arabic a guide may be able to give u a better understanding of everything.

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This mausoleum is definitely worth a visit. I was particularly impressed with the respect shown by the many Tunisian visitors who come to pay hommage to Bourghiba, considered the father of Tunisia. Tourists are also made to feel welcome and are offered guide services if required. The architecture is very pleasing - a beautiful building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The first president of Tunisia Habib Bourgiba is buried in this very grand but peaceful building. If you are going to Monastir you should definitely visit the mausoleum. It is quite a walk but breath-taking in its grandeur especially the chandelier. Entrance is free but a guide is well worth the money.

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