13 - 23
July 2023

Discover Monastir


Monastir, is a coastal city in the Tunisian Sahel, in east-central Tunisia, located on a peninsula southeast of the Gulf of Hammamet, about 20 kilometers east of Sousse and 162 kilometers south of Tunis. In 2014, the population of the municipality reached 93,306 inhabitants.

Monastir has a soccer stadium, the Mustapha-Ben-Jannet stadium, where the Union sportive monastirienne plays. The Mohamed-Mzali sports hall of Monastir, the third covered hall of the country with a capacity of 4 075 seats, was inaugurated on April 8, 2006.

One of Monastir's most important historical landmarks is the Medina, a labyrinth of narrow, colorful streets that is home to many historical buildings, such as the Ribat, a citadel that dates back to the 8th century. The Ribat houses a museum of Islamic arts with hundreds of works of art. Do not miss the great mosque and the mausoleum of Bourguiba in the heart of the great cemetery of Monastir.


Monastir is in the UTC/GMT+1 time zone all year round.

Details of the time difference in 2023

From Sun. 1 January 2023 to Sun. 26 March 2023: +0h time difference

winter time in France (UTC+1)

From Sun. 26 March 2023 to Sun. 29 October 2023 : -1h time difference

daylight saving time in France (UTC+2)

From Sun. 29 October 2023 to Sun. 31 December 2023 : +0h time difference

winter time in France (UTC+1)


The city of Monastir proposes various modes of transport, Bus, Taxi or Car to the choice.

The bus: At the bus station located in the city center, you will find several lines serving the city intra-muros.

 To get around the city, use cabs, but be aware that some do not have meters and that you must agree on the price with the driver. To leave the city, you can take the metro line that connects Monastir to Sousse or rent a car in Monastir. 


An entry visa is required for all other nations outside of these countries. Passport is required.

For all those who are not eligible for one of the visa exemptions detailed via the link above just clic here, or who wish to obtain a longer stay visa or a visa for a reason other than a family or leisure stay, you can go to the nearest Tunisian diplomatic representation (see the addresses and contact information of the Tunisian embassies by clicking here).


Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory and the international vaccination booklet is checked on arrival. Vaccination against hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever and meningitis is also recommended.

A Covid vaccination pass is also recommended.


Operated since 1968, the international airport of Monastir Habib-Bourguiba serves Monastir and makes travel more than 3.5 million passengers per year. It is located 8 kilometers west of Monastir. Almost all flights are charters concentrated during the tourist season. Thus, 200 European airports, 21 African and three Middle Eastern are connected to the airport.  With a capacity of 3,500,000 passengers per year, the terminal covers 28,000 m2. The airport is named after the former president Habib Bourguiba who was born in Monastir. 


- Bourguiba Mausoleum

- Ribat

- Park of the Cliffs of Monastir

- Souk or market of Monastir 


The Mohamed-Mzali sports hall or simply Mzali hall is a sports hall mainly dedicated to basketball.

Named after Mohamed Mzali, former Prime Minister and Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee, it houses the local basketball club, the Union Sportive Monastirienne. The room was inaugurated on April 8, 2006 by Abdallah Kaâbi, Minister of Youth, Sport and Physical Education.

Details of the room :

Address: PRWG+W2W, Monastir, Tunisia


- 4 075 seats

- an official tribune

- a press room. 


There is a range of hotels around the Mohamed Mzali hall. The hotels concerned by the FIBA U16 African Championship are

Hilton Skanes: located 2km from the airport and 7 km from the center of Monastir.

Hotel Monastir Centre: located in the center of Monastir in front of the sea. 


Size: 163 610 square kilometers

Capital City: Tunis

Major Economic Sectors: Tourism, agriculture

Local currency: Dinar (TND)

Foreign Currency: Euros and Dollars

Official languages: Arabic and French

Local language: Arabic

President: H.E Kais Saied

Telephone country Code: +216