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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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leicester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

and you will get lost in this place, but it is an exciting get lost, if you have plenty of time it doesn't matter you will find your way out eventualy, a really exciting experience, I have visited a few medinas but this is about the biggest I have been in well woth a visit

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a well established souk but sadly a lot of the traders are rather pushy. "no" is not an answer that comes within their vocabulary. On occasions some of them can be rather overpowering, for the timid, quite scary! Worth a visit but be determined - only go into bargaining if you are confident that your "no" is what... More

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Auckand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Be ready to bargain in this medina.. As most merchants carry similar products they will push their wares with great gusto. Try for the actual shops near the middle where the goods are more authentic and you are likely to buy really good crafts at reasonable prices. Good luck!

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Tight streets, a lot of people going up- and down streets... A lot of different smells, sounds and languages. Sticky sellers. Colourful goods. Feeling as you are in big kaleidoscope or traveling in past time... It is possible only in Arabia - unforgettable time and experience. Visit Tunis Medina!

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Dakar, Senegal
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the place where you can experience the authentic Tunis. You will be amazed by the number of items and goods exposed on the stalls and shops. If you love local crafts including leather and jewellery, at a competitive price, you will not be disappointed. It's a good experience of an authentic Tunisian world.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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