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Bourghiba Mausoleum

Viale Bourghiba, Monastir, Tunisia
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Monastir
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Visited here last week. Absolutely fascinating. Local guide showed me and my partner around and was really knowledgeable and helpful. Stunning exhibits, particularly the chandelier which the guide lit up so we could photograph it. Would recommend a visit.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful building. Our guide took his time showing us round and explaining everything about the history of the building. Really impressive building with a glorious chandalier. Any questions we had were answered and would highly recommend a visit here.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

we were shown round,like everyone, by the little old chap...and then went inside for tour...just stunning,especially the chandelier when they lit it up. well worth a visit...just tip a few dinars to the guides.

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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Took my family to see this and we were met by a very nice man who showed us all the way around and explained all and did not rush doing so either. It was beautiful to see and well worth a visit when down in monistir. Only thing that put a down on the day when we left the tomb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

amazing building, clean and well looked after and great interesting history. well worth a visit. take a taxi ride ther and back, agree a price before you get in, no more than 10 dinars each way.staff expect a tip for everything even if you dont have the guide show you round, 2 or 5 dinars is plenty.

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Licolnshire, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Its such a breathtaking tomb. Very sad the president had to move all the graves to build it for himself and his family though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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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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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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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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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