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“beautiful but weird”

Bourghiba Mausoleum
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Monastir
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Rijssen
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5 reviews
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“beautiful but weird”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Definately a must-see, but I think it is weird for someone to build such a big grave for himself. Besides that, it is a beautiful monument! What I like about it is that the square for the actual monument is some kind of parc: children are playing, people are hanging out. There is a lot to see besides the grave itself.

Visited May 2012
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“must see while in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

While shopping in Monastir we thought why not. its a nice place to visit, its free and not out of the way, only two mins walk from shopping center. a great place to do a bit of sight seeing.

Visited April 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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“No need to come in”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

It's imposing from outside but nothing special to see inside if u r not keen on tunisian president's life.

Visited February 2013
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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“Impressive architecture”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Worth a passing visit if you are close by. Attractive approach and impressive architecture. The local cemetery for the locals makes a nice contrast to the egotistical mausoleum ,especially if you have some insight into the teachings of Islam.

Visited March 2013
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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“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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