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Address: Tunis, Tunisia
Phone Number: 70 69 81 20
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Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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First time overwhelming, 3rd time, loved it!

I stayed in the Medina at the Youth Hostel for a week. My first time wandering through the Medina I was overwhelmed with the chaos, crowds and seeming disorganization. Once I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I stayed in the Medina at the Youth Hostel for a week. My first time wandering through the Medina I was overwhelmed with the chaos, crowds and seeming disorganization. Once I knew my way around, however, it was a whole new world. Surround yourself with everything you could imagine purchasing from underwear to spices and vendors eager (okay, over eager)... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Found some neat treasures to take back to the states. Enjoyed taking in the atmosphere and people at some of the cafes located at the ends of the main street.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Re discovered the Medina of Tunis with its historic monuments like Ezzitouna mosq and the many historic buildings like the government house , the Attarine Library dating back to the date it was established in 1885 , Dar Lastam, Dar El Bey, Dar Ben Achiur, and dozens of other not less important mosqs and houses etc... If you are into... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to more than a dozen medinas in the region. This was narrower and more crowded than any other. I went with two colleagues who were native Arab speakers. It was so hot and crowded, the one of them got claustrophobic and we had to find an open area to help her breathe. If you still want to... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An enchanting mix of local and tourist commerce, brilliant whitewashed government quarters in the Kasbah, and a variety of the wood and stone doorways celebrated for centuries. Ask at bookstore Éspèce Diwan for instructions on visiting the Zaouia of Sidi Kassem al Jalizi, the supposed founder of the Tunisian pottery tradition, where there are great examples of tiles in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A dirty and caotic place. Maybe it's interesting for someone who came from central and nord Europe but it presents nothing special for any Mediterranean living.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

was very large once u got inside lovely shops so much nice things to buy people was very friendly and not too pushy u can easily spend hours in here buying presents I loved it here

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Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

a very nice medina, very atmospheric, very arab and very bazar.... lot of bazars... a must see place when you visit tunis

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Discover the mystery of Tunisia by immersing yourself in a medina, discover are beautiful differences without changing our self.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Have been to many in our travels. Interesting and relatively free of hassling. Relatively quiet because Ramadan had started.

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Address: Tunis, Tunisia
Phone Number: 70 69 81 20
Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Tunis Governorate  >  Tunis

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