Ribat is the oldest monument in Sousse's Medina. It was built during the end of 8th century AD as a fort for devout Islamic warriors to study the Quran in its tiny, cell-like rooms. The internal courtyard is surrounded by porticoes. The Nador (watchtower) standing in the corner was added by the Aghlabids in 821 AD. It is among the first mosques built in the city, including the Great Mosque of Sousse. It is interesting that Ribat collects rainwater for the use of drinking and washing. The water basin was first built by Ibrahim the Great, which was expanded later by Ziyadullah. The tower of Ribat offers spectacular views over the Medina.
Ribat is part of the median complex. Take the light rail as it connects central Sousse by the Medina (4 Station Sousse Bab Jdid) to Mahdia via Monastir. It stops along the way in various neighbourhoods in southern Sousse and the Monastir MIR IATA airport. The journey costs 1 DT from Sousse to Monastir.
Day Opening Hours Closing Hours
Sunday 8am 5.30pm
Monday 8am 5.30pm
Tuesday 8am 5.30pm
Wednesday 8am 5.30pm
Thursday 8am 5.30pm
Friday 8am 5.30pm
Saturday 8am 5.30pm
From June to September its 8am to 7pm
7 DT (Dinar) plus 1 Dinar extra for photography
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