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Address: Tunis, Tunisia
Phone Number: 70 69 81 20
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The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from...

The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from the 12th to the 16th century.

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Enjoy the atmosphere, it's what you make it

Although I went at a very unstable time I felt reasonably safe in the old medina. There are beautiful little stalls in the souks filled with amazing trinkets, it's a shame western... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a skewed view since I only saw things come to life after locals broke their Ramadan fast. But perhaps because of this, I gained some sense of cultural insight into this holy holiday for local Muslims. I was able to partake in the evening meal and also to see how a community comes to enjoy their time together... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I went at a very unstable time I felt reasonably safe in the old medina. There are beautiful little stalls in the souks filled with amazing trinkets, it's a shame western clothing and goods are becoming more favourable amongst a tradition in comparison to Moroccan souks. Unlike Moroccan souks however you are not harassed to browse, you are told... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some beautifully colored doors and buildings when you walk down the quaint streets of the old medina. It is worth a visit once. In the suok, it is similar to what you will find in Istanbul or marrachesh. Bartering required.

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Waco, Texas
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If the answer is yes, then the Tunis Medina is worth a quick excursion while you are downtown. If not they you should go and experience it in it's fullness. There are tons of artisan crafts and the olive wood is beautiful. It is a cultural experience to be sure even if shopping isn't your thing.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One has to see the Medina but take an organised guided tour first.There is one two hours long tour on offer (the contact is in all guide books) by a very educated lady. Book in advance because the size of the group is limited to a reasonable number. After this introduction one can jump into the Medina market (thats what... More 

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Leon, Mexico
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Medina is one of the best places to buy souvenirs and to visit the wonderful colorful doors that are so typical of this beautiful city. Don't forget it's OK to bargain !!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Ok to visit but majority of things over priced very pushy sellers and dirty, it's ok to get an insight into markets in Tunis, very confusing routes within the narrow lanes, but majority of clothing fakes and cheap quality, not much really going on here ok if your bored I suppose

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North Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Old medina and its traditional souks full of traditional colorful items are very interesting to see. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is worth a visit.

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Carthage, Tunisia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A visit to the Medina of Tunis is a journey in one of the first and the most important historical , economical and cultural centres of Africa..We can find traces of the different civilizations of the Mediterranean , from Roman columns and marble , Muslims schools and mosques , Jewish handicrafts and traditions , Turkish taste and minarets , Spanish... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Tunis is suffering from recent terror attacks. Meeting people during my brief visit was a real pleasure. There is a lot to see, the various markets, the colonial buildings etc. Luckily the day I arrived, the curfew was extended from 9pm to midnight. Nonetheless, a word of advice. The authorities seem to have become very much on edge and foreigners... More 

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