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Medina of Tunis

Tunis, Tunisia
70 69 81 20
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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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Moray, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The mdina is so old, some of the shops are tiny, just the size of a small cupboard with a tailor sitting crosslegged on the floor doing exquisite embroidery. The medina roof is arched with light wells allowing light to enter. Other shops are on several floors, we found one selling tourist ornaments downstairs and carpets upstairs, and in a... More

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Ventura, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

As in, please leave us alone and don't touch her. Came through on a cruise ship escorted tour. We are very independent travelers but felt very out of our element walking through the medina. Don't look any vendor in the eyes as they will then follow you everywhere.

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
24 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I went to the Medina because it was featured in the Amazing Race and okay, it is big, it is busy, there are many stores selling everything from clothes to food to souvenirs but the vendors were totally in-your-face and super pushy. They have no concept of what it means to be subtle or giving you enough time and space... More

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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131 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not as impressive as the medinas in Marokko but still a very nice place to go for a walk and do some souvenir shopping and enjoy a tea with the locals.

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Los Angeles, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you've never been to a Median in an Arab country, then you should loose yourself for several hours in one. The Medina of Tunis is one of those hectic, rabbit warren-like places with a myriad of unnecessary treasures to uncover. I only rated it average because most of the shopkeepers weren't interested in selling ... not quite sure why.... More

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Cool experience but I expected more. All the merchants were way too pushy and made me not want to shop. Most merchandise was flea market type stuff. Definitely different experience worth the walk but just be careful not getting lost if you have to be somewhere at a set time. If a woman, wear a head scarf, you will be... More

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Lincolnwood
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Medina (Souk) goes on for a few blocks, tons of people, tons of vendors, crowded, noisey, intimidatlng, but after a few minutes, you feel comfortable and it becomes a lot of fun!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very nice as a bucket list item in Tunis. Like any other similar place you know they cater to tourist therefore you need to haggle for prices a lot. Walk away and let them follow and negotiate. Stay within the main areas as there are many back alleys and areas you may feel unsafe. Truth is I walked all over... More

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This market is not to be missed...the vendors are very friendly...I got so e fabulous deals...2 carpets, amber ring, was given a pastry sample hot from the oven....bought a box to take home!!! The colors are so vibrant...very picturesque ...also got to pet some of the owners cats.....

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Squamish, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The weather is very hot there. It is a very poor city but now that the Government has changed things are looking up. There is jewelery shops one after the other selling gold and silver. They make the most beautiful rugs by hand. The history of the city and country is very interesting. We visited this attraction as a side... More

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