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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
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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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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Dusseldorf, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Benghazi, Libya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

nice place to visit but too crowd and not so tidy place especially if u go in the summer time, the jewelry shops are ok

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is always fun to visit Medinas but this is not outstanding and does not compare with Marrakech; Jerusalem etc - however if you have some time to kill it is always fun to wander through. What you should look out for is the wonderful antique shop at the top end of the Medina. An incredible place full of wonderful... More

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Benghazi, Libya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If would like to touch the culture of this country then visiting this place is a must. Also its the best place for souvenirs and gifts

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Derry, United Kingdom
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83 attraction reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Has a walk through this Medina. It's not really touristy and had lots of local shoppers. We didn't buy anything expect some saffron but enjoyed the experience .

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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

it was a wonderful experience there , wandering in the streets of the Madina without a purpose was wonderful ! :D it is very crowded but still beautiful :D

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