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Medina of Tunis

Address: Tunis, Tunisia
Phone Number: 70 69 81 20
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Tunis
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from the 12th to the 16th...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from the 12th to the 16th century.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Pleasant and atmospheric - has a number of really attractive café/restaurants for a rest, mint tea or pastry. bargaining is standard - drop to third of price they first quote, then tell the story of who it is for and compromise - fun! Easy to pick up the yellow taxis to get around. Note the red light in window means... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The weight of the History of the place is humbling and the beauty you discover at every street corner is awe-inspiring. By far one of the most beautiful medinas in North-Africa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place is relatively safe. I was there pre-revolution and during. there was tension and fear of the police but now I hear that those problems have dissipated and free speech has its day. It seems to be the only Arab country that has managed to withstand the changes caused by the events over the last few years. Living there... More 

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Rome, Italy
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18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

In the centre of Tunis the old Medina with the old markets. The markets are is partly covered and partly discovered, with many little shops selling everything. Inside the market also some typical restaurants. Above the market the Kasbah with some mosques (partly forbidden to non-Muslims) and many ministries. Downstream of suk the modern market and the French Gate, once... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

People are trying to sell, sell, SELL. If you don't like to be bothered by insisting salesperson don't go. Articles are cheap and low quality. Don't fall for the perfume oils or the rugs are overpriced. You are practically a tourist with money to spend. I did not like that kind of treatment, I wanted to learn about the culture,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you travel a lot, I am sure you have seen very similar in North African and Middle East countries. This old part of the city is the collection of the historical places, touristic shops, in the center but if you walk a little bit further to sides, you will see also real daily life where people live, shop and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were staying in Hammamet but we make this exceptional journey to Tunis to visit Medina. Because we love to compare souk and bazzar cross Magreb and middle east. Great entrance with some coffee shops around . Very busy in side but nice atmosphere. The sellers are not too pushing like in Istanbul but they are grumpy when you beat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice quit city and secure, where you can find many Tunisian resturants, great for shopping and fantastic weather .

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

In order to understand this country you must visit the medina. I have no idea if shopping here is worthwhile for travellers, but you move through an authentic Arab old town where real people shop, sell and even live. Marrakech may be more colourful but is also more toruristic - here in the Tunis medina you really move with the... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great for shopping, and great for just looking at all the people and the local color. Came home with some amazing photographs and souvenirs and presents.

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