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... at El Jem today. It was amazing! That's now two Roman stadium and/or coliseums I've visited in the past week. This one had gladiator battles and Christian executions and could seat 35,000 people. It is one of the most intact coliseums and about the fourth ...
Race Destination #2
Country Visited: Tunisia
Country Shape Classification: Perforated
Country Development Classification: Underdeveloped
Specific Places Within Country Visited: Camel Riding From Mahdia through the Saharan Desert
Country Capital City: Tunis
Capital City Population: 651,183
Country Government Type: Unitary State, Semi-Presidential System, ...
I didn't intend to come to Al Monastir. I thought I was staying in Sousse, but Booking.com's map was wrong and screwed me up, so I arrived at the train station in Sousse to be told by my cab driver that my aparthotel was in Monastir. C'est le vie. Sousse is a beach resort town south east of Tunis, i.e. towards Libya. It also is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its architecture, ancient rabat (fort), and medina/souk. Monastir is about 25 kilometers ...
This morning we visited Monastir, which is just south of Sousse. The town has a fine ribat (fort) built by the Muslims to defend against the potential Christian invaders in the 10th century. It has been extensively restored & was used in "The Life of Brian" as a set. The major attraction apart from beaches is the Bourguiba mausoleum that he had built for himself during his long presidency. It houses the tombs of his family also & is ...
Our final stop of the day is the costal city of Monastir, which is just over 23km south of Sousse and 33 km from Port El Kantaoui.
Monastir - from past to present
Founded on the ruins of the Punic-Roman city of Ruspina, Monastir has since evolved and developed from a fishing village into a major tourist resort - a familiar story along the Mediterranean coast.
Like a number of ...
Other places to stay in Mahdia
Nouvelle Zone Touristique , Mahdia | 5 star hotelfrom $77
- Horrible first night
- Grand but not precious
Route de la corniche, Mahdia | 4 star hotelfrom $73
Zone Touristique, Mahdia | 4 star hotelfrom $110
Zone touristique Mahdia, Mahdia | 3 star hotelfrom $52
Avenue Habib Bourguiba et Bechir Sfar, Mahdia | 3 star hotelfrom $40
PB 134 Touristic Zone, Mahdia | 5 star hotelfrom $33
Main road near to University of Mahdia, Mahdia | Hotelfrom $54
Route de la Corniche, Mahdia | Hotelfrom $37
Corniche, Mahdia | Hotelfrom $39