lti Mahdia Beach Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... in Tunisia and North Africa the city boasts a ribat and mosque. The mosque, unlike mosques in other cities, is located outside of the medina. As the birthplace of the deceased ex-President, Habib Bourguiba, Monastir also has the impressive Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum.
There wasn't time to explore the inside of any of the monuments so I had to be content with walking around the oustide ...
... walking along the dark passageways under the area, there is some light along the way from the grills above. We peer into the dark cells which would have housed the captive animals and slaves as well as the larger rooms where the gladiators would have been prepared.
Climbing to the "gods" the highest seats in the amphitheatre we look down on the arena and can onlyimagine the spectacles which would have been played out below during Roman times.
... is plain and simple which shows off the mosaics to best effect. The museum is also well laid out and easy to navigate and above all the exhibits are clearly signed and described.
Unlike the market all of the historical sites: the Ribat, the Mosque, the Kasbah and the museum ...
... There are other Roman sites - covered and preserved under sand - which have yet to be excavated.
Film facts - The amphitheatre was used for filming some of the scenes from the Monty Python film The Life of Brian as well as the film Gladiator.
We take the short walk from the car park, passing a few stalls with tourist souvenirs and local crafts, as well as some shops further along the road. The stalls seem to have changed very little since the ...
... Africa. Being allied with Rome it escaped damage or ruin during the Punic Wars and enjoyed relatively peaceful 700-year period under Pax Romana, although Hannibal made use of it as a military base in his campaign against Scipio Africanus at the close of the Second Punic War.
A number of records have been found which indicate that there was a garrison of 5,000 Roman soldiers, commanded by General Septus Loriinus, to protect the city. ...