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Medina of Tunis

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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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Nice atmosphere but not amazing

There were plenty of shops and things to buy however comparing the souks to other countries in the region such as Morocco and a bit further east like Turkey, there wasn't a great... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

There were plenty of shops and things to buy however comparing the souks to other countries in the region such as Morocco and a bit further east like Turkey, there wasn't a great deal of variety. Shopkeepers however won't hassle you too much like those countries which is nice however it was very smoky which is worse because there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Medina of Tunis has a lot to discover besided the regular tourist shops etc... Be sure to reserve around 3-4 hours to really have time to discover the medina and see local markets and enjoy some nice terraces overlooking the medina with a great mint tea.

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Maywood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Colourful, vibrant souvenir and quality crafts market You'll need to bargain aggressively - the sellers are aggressive in their pricing - and could be too in trying to push goods on you. Take your time and look around, making a mental note of shops where you liked something - there's always a better one a few shops away, at a... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Walking through the Medina is a trip back in time with everything for sale. It's easy to get lost so bring a map. Not many places to eat.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Comparing to the medina in Sousse, this one is more a souvenir market for tourists. You could still find some antique feelings inside, the old times. And you may get lost because of the complicated narrow roads.

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Tullamore, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We docked in Tunis on a cruise ship and did the walking tour of the Medina - the only way it should be done - with a local tour guide. The medina itself is amazing and our guide was full of fascinating knowledge about the place and pointed out many interesting things that you would definitely miss otherwise. Look out... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

usual array of local clothes and tourist stuff. Good for a few hours to soak up the atsmosphere.The medina was a lot bigge rthan I expected.

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Be ready to be heckled by sellers if you as much as look at something. It is so worth seeing though and the maze of little streets are fab, also the myriad of smells from spices and perfumes. We did a guided tour from our cruise ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Spend some time searching out the good doors and the monuments. Spend some time in the Souk but don't waste it all there. The medina is quiet on a Sunday and some places are closed on a Monday. Try Tue-Thu. Make sure you get a proper map from the tourist information bureau so you know where to go; otherwise it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

people are nice, dudes chill everywhere and markets are special, BUT better don't tell them you're from America, they will try to sell the stuff in a ridiculous price,negotiable.

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