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Bourghiba Mausoleum

Viale Bourghiba, Monastir, Tunisia
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Monastir
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The Bourghiba Mausoleum is at the end of a long avenue which cuts through the main cemetery in Monastir. Lined with trees, marble paving and well tended gardens its surrounding are very impressive. The domed mausoleum at the end, makes for some great photographs. I left it too late in the day to visit the interior because I didn't know... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I visited the Mausoleum with a First Choice excursion. Had it not been part of the tour, I possibly would not have considered visiting here. However, it is definitely worth a visit. I'd never heard of Bourguiba until the day we visited and our tour guide explained that he was the First President of Tunisia. He was clearly a much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place is so stunning. We got a taxi to Monastir from our hotel to have a look around the bazaars and explore the marina. We actually stumbled across this but used our pocket guide to read up more about it. There was no entrance fee and hardly anyone there. The grounds were so well kept and inside was beautiful... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Absolutely beautiful building - there isn't much to see inside really but this is definitely worth a look-in; it's free and fairly near the train station. Watch out for the guides waiting to nab you and also the creepy 'I know you from the hotel' men... they loiter near the mausoleum.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a stunningly ornate mausoleum and would present the opportunity for some amazing photographs. One word of warning, it is free to enter and explore the mausoleum but there are some guys who will offer to take you around with no explanation, these guys are not employed here and will want to be paid. We got escorted around by... More

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Pretty and interesting but only small for a quick look around. Friendly people to give info and show around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

In the centre of Monastir,well worth seeing,opposite The Ribat which is were some of The life of Brian was filmed.

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a very pleasant experience, seven tons of beautiful intricate marble, and 3 tons of crystal chandelier it will take your breath away.

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Yellowknife, NWT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our tour guide Ali insisted that we visit the Mausoleum. The site shows the respect that Tunisia had for the father of their country. And the exhibits inside tell a great story of the birth of Tunisia.

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Corby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

interesting place, worth learning about Habib Bourghiba, who was Tunisia,s first president. You learn things from when the French ruled Tunisia, up to the present day

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