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Medina of Tunis

Address: Tunis, Tunisia
Phone Number: 70 69 81 20
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks, Other
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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166 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Quite a few interesting sightings, not least a great variety of beautiful doors. You need some time to discover the Medina and be prepared to get lost. Note that the shops close around 5:30 pm so plan to exit the area by that time.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If it's your first arabic/muslim country is a must go. It's dirty and sordid as all Tunisia but what do you care. population is 99.99% male, not that it is a problem.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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51 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First, keep an open mind that you´re not in Europe ; after that, with an open mind, visit his labirint where you can find lots of really nice souvenirs, specially cuir crafts - bags, jackets,, - and lovely jewelry, even a "genuine Lacoste" ;) .. you have to bargain, always, with a smile on your face, and never foget that... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The winding alleys of the souk are amazing to get lost in. There's lots of Chinese-made junk, but also some amazing local goods you won't find anywhere else. Wander into the back alleys to find the makers of the bronze, hats, and sandals that are sold in the two or three main "streets" of the medina.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited the Medina for a few hours as part of a day trip to Tunis. I wouldnt say this is a medina like in Marrakech. This is more of a market selling everything from wrapping paper to shoes. Its more of a large market that we have here in London like the Brick Lane Market and other various ones. Selling... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The title says it all - this place is too touristy. Avoid it if you want to have the genuine experience. Also don't expect to see any spectacular views, I couldn't find any its is all narrow streets and souvenir shops. It seems that there are also streets dedicated to catering to the locals and there is a section for... More 

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. The people are really friendly once you get to know them. The market was buzzing with spices, souvenirs, shops and coffee shop. Fantastic, I loved every minute of it x

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited here with a tour guid from our cruiseship, so we actually spend as much time in shops in which they tried to sell us stuff as we actually had a chance to walk around the medina. My overall impression is of a quite empoverished place, and much more modern than I expected. I guess the mosques were probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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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