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Medina of Tunis

Tunis, Tunisia
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Tunis
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from the 12th to the 16th century.
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I found this souk so much more interesting than the ones in Hammamet North and Sidi Bou Said as there were actually real stalls that the locals would go to - mainly expensive jewellery and handmade outfits. The place is a maze though and it's so easy to get lost. Try to remember what lanes you've been on (they're all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was a good size and easy to explore. Compared to the medinas in Fes and Marrakech it was incredibly hassle-free and people did not really bother the tourists very much. All the tunisians we met were incredibly helpful and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The medina is loud, crazy and it is extremely easy to get lost. It also has beautiful architecture, textiles and a little bit of everything. Beware that generally speaking, the stalls closest to the entrances are more likely to overcharge. If at all possible, go with a Tunisian friend or at least someone who speaks Arabic.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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550 reviews 550 reviews
41 attraction reviews
986 helpful votes 986 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been here on several visits to Tunis. Entrance off the main shopping street. Easy to navigate through. Lots of traders. Some a bit pushy. Great place to see lots of leather goods and shoes. Worth an hour of so strolling/pushing through. Do prepared to bargain the price

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Landed from a cruise ship and surprised that a taxi office at landing spot who provided a quote for 40 euros return for visit to medina and taxi driver would wait for up to 4 hours.however the taxi driver immediately started to offer alternative prices for additional tour locations.when we landed at medina a "guide" appeared and offered his services... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Has a different feel to the Medina's of other North African nations and is definitely worth a visit. Enjoy getting lost; some areas have very few people allowing you to have the place to yourself. A note: a few touts operate in the area, they appear really friendly but just want your money at the end of the day. Good... More

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London
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6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

There is a great view spot near the mosque and many will try to lead you to the venue (a store that sells lugs and carpets) and guide you and take money. So be aware! It is a great panorama view of the Tunis medina but DO NOT PAY what they tell you. The store is free to entree and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

this was a port of call of the cruise we were on. we hired a taxi, the driver taking up to what he considered the main attractions. very dissappoinating, not much to see at all. we walked around the town , some area fenced off with rolls of barbed wire. many dirty area. would nott want to go back.

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Kingsdown, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our holiday rep said that saffron was a good buy as it costs such a lot in the UK. The con men in the market have obviously caught on to this. We bought a lot. Did some bargaining, which makes us nervous, and were really pleased. Brought it back for gifts. Opened it when we got home. No flavour. No... More

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Ad Dakhla, Western Sahara
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very beautiful city , clean and always green , very clean streets and very nice people , the shops are well organized and the prices are reasonable .

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