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“Shady area in the sweltering heat”
Review of Ribat

Ribat
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Sousse
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2012

It is the fortified monastery. The Ribat stands right on the Place Farhat Hached, apart from the many other crowded buildings in Sousse. The word “Ribat” comes from the same root as the North African name for holy men. Ribats of these times were generally connected to a very conservative and often ascetic practice of Islam. The tall narrow entrance is framed by two columns, one almost eroded away. Like at the Great Mosque, the courtyard slopes down to drain rainwater into a central reservoir. Around the edge of the courtyard, cells for the soldiers can be seen on three sides. The fourth side, closest to the entrance, was the prayer hall. It may appear quite primitive and is generally considered to be the oldest mosque of North Africa. From the top of the Nador, the watch tower, you will have great views over Sousse (2 TND).

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

The top of the tower is a great view over the Medina, Kasbah, the port of Sousse and the rest of the city.

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Monastir is more quiet, peacefull, people in it are better... or at least they were to me. You can take some excellent photos there, parks are nice and it's cleaner than in Sousse.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Fantastic view into the great mosque and the medina, the climb to to top of the Ribat was quite dark and bit scary but well worth the views, as with everything in tunisia at the moment great value for money.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Nobody watches you - if you wish you can sleep in one of the rooms. The upped deck is good for taking photos of local people unnoticed

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