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“Interesting building but all information is in arabic only”

Bourghiba Mausoleum
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Monastir
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Interesting building but all information is in arabic only”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a beautiful mausoleum to the Boughiba family (First president after the independance).
It is a really pretty place, but note that all the inofrmation about Boughiba is in arabic only. Therefore it was very difficult to understand Boughiba's life and achievements for Tunisia. Make sure you have a guide (person or book) if you wish some information.

Visited January 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Very Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We were taken on a free trip which also included a visit to a carpet factory and leather shop. The Mausoleum is a beautiful building and gives visitors a good insight to the history of the country.

Visited November 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

This Mausoleum is absolutely beautiful, both on the inside and the outside. The outside is majestic, and the inside is well arraged with Bourghiba's desk, photographs, clothing, and of couse, his tomb. Well worth the visit, a must see if you go to Monastir!

Visited January 2013
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Birmingham, England
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beautiful architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

this is where the presidents casket is, and his clothing and personall things are in glass cases, also photos, beautiful in marble & lovely floor tiles has to be seen

Visited November 2012
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Athens, Greece
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

It is really spectacular and really big ,...at least on the outside! It is the joule of Monastir!the architecture of this building is really interesting and from the outside it gives you the idea that is really big inside but it is not! It has personal items of Bourghiba, photos and details about his life!

Visited October 2012
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