Ribat (Sousse) Reviews
Description:Address: Avenue Mhamed Ali at the Place des Martyrs / Medina
Newest Review: ... all over Sousse. Inside and outside the fort it is unadorned by decoration and appears quite bland. There is a large central courtyard surrounded by the thick walls of the fort. On the second floor of the fort there is a large prayer hall and the small cells that housed the army and monks which were used as their bedrooms and prayer rooms. Typically each fort would accommodate around about ... more
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by - written on 12/12/12, updated on 13/12/12 (Very useful, 84 readings)
The Ribat Sousse. We visited the Ribat at Sousse which is just beside the medina. A Ribat was a small fort cum monastery which served as a Garrison for the warrior monks. A collection of Ribats were built along the coastal region to protect Tunisia from Invasion. The Ribat in Sousse is one of the oldest Ribats in Tunisia and the original building was built in 796 but was demolished and rebuilt in 821 AD. The fort is square in shape and there is only one entrance to the Ribat. The building looks quite plain and at each corner there is a small round lookout tower. On one corner there is a massive minaret which is over 35 meters high which was used not ... Read the complete review
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