Given a setting where Ruspina land near Mediterranean sea , where the views take-in golden beaches and the endlessly olive-field, it would seem not to come through its history.
Built as a trading post for the Phoenicians and then by the Romans, under the name of Ruspina, Monastir become important once again in the 8th Century , with the building of its fortified Ribat , a sort of imposing monastery, intended as a defence against the sea faring invaders.
Today , despite its fortifications, visitors can enjoy unforgettable holidays in this haven of peace and serenity.
Monastir is also a capturing seaside resort with natural charm and wide palm tree lined. Avenues .It is a land of white sand beaches and turquoise water.
The Ribat of Harthema – an 8th Century fortress, perched on a headland above the marina.
The Bourguiba Mausoleum – a lavish gilt mausoleum built in traditional Islamic style.
The picturesque marina home to a water sports centre as well as cafes and restaurants.
Saturday is market day