Islamic Museum

Monastir

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Islamic Museum

This museum is located in the Ribat and was originally the prayer hall. It presents a varied collection of traditional fabrics and different objects such as coins, jewellery and pottery. It also displays an astro laboratory dated all the way back to year 927.

Do & See

You will find a well preserved old fortress, the Ribat, located right on the waterfront and restored many times. Home to a Museum of Islamic Art and Artefacts, this is the main historical attraction of Monastir, along with the impressive golden-domed Bourguiba Mosque. The combination of the Ribat’s ancient atmosphere fused with a modern resort complex makes Monastir a very popular destination among travellers looking for a beach holiday with an accent on tradition.