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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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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

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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Naples, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Hold on to your purse. I felt less likely to be robbed in Tunis than Rome. Tunisians are very well educated. Lovely happy people.

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London, United Kingdom
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Tunis for a day from Hammamet and realised that this is the place to stay - Hammamet is just resorts with no character. The medina in Tunis is very interesting, still reasonably well in tact and you'll take some great photos here.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This is a very easy to find your way around Medina unlike some, the store operators will talk to you and try to get you into there store but not as pushy as some others I have visited, It is the center of Old town in nice location is a lot of fun to visit.

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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We are on a cruise, and though we would rarely use the ships tour preferring independent touring, I felt it was better to be with a group here. As chance would have it, my husband did not feel well the day we were in port so I went by myself. I cannot describe the level of aggressiveness displayed towards me.... More

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Al Qahirah, Egypt
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Being in Tunis, you'll be visiting Souq Al-Attareen or Al-Souq Al-Qadeem A.K.A old market. I liked the souvenirs and traditional items I got from Al-Souq however, the prices are crazy. They will try to sell you something tripple its original price so be careful and always bargain, cut down to the third! I enjoyed Tunis, the beach and visiting the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The vendors this time seem less aggressive. Maybe because I have been enough times that I know what I'm looking for. Or maybe they wait for the tour groups. Always fun shopping.

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Yellowknife, NWT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not for the timid. The markets are a labyrinth, where any sign of interest resutls in a swarm of sellers offering bargains.

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Budapest, Hungary
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Absolutely worth to go there, anytime in Tunisia. Best place to bargain, which is a must, 50-75% of the originally give price should always be reduced. Nice real leather stuff and souvenirs. Vendors really nice and friendly, learning many languages, which makes them more special. Beata,Budapest-Hungary

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If one talks about Tunis city centre, there isnt very much to see and enjoy so Medina stands out as a viable option especially if one is interested in buying souvenirs for back home. It is old and historical with small shops. All kinds of souvenirs are available but bargaining hard is the way to go otherwise you will end... More

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