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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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Interesting and beautiful - and not too much hazzle

The Tunis Medina is very exciting to explore and has a rich history to provide. It is also less of a hazzle to walk around than more touristy places that we've visited. Definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Gøril H
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Oslo, Norway
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London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

They always say one of the things you should do in Venice is 'get lost in Venice', well I think you should try getting lost in the old city in Tunis. This is literally a maze of amazing shops and cafes with so much to see. It is very clean and you will not be pestered by people trying to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

the medina or the old souk as we say in Arabic is a must see place if you do not mind being haggled by the vendors trying to get your attention and hopefully your dollars. I bout a lot of oil and spices but skipped the other stuff. It is a place that you can walk all day enjoy a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The Medina of Tunis is one of the most authentic and well preserved old cities in the world. the labyrinth of alleyways and narrow passes , with gorgeous Andalou-Mauresque architecture and Arab and Berber influences. I visited in January 2015 and fell in love with that picturesque place, as if I was living in the world of a thousand and... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely historic area to walk around in, loads of historic buildings including the impressive Zitouna Mosque, lots of shops with local crafts, spices, perfumes, etc ... and nice to just sit and watch a diversity of cultures passing by

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Tunis Medina is very exciting to explore and has a rich history to provide. It is also less of a hazzle to walk around than more touristy places that we've visited. Definitely worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I found the Medina to be very easy to navigate....I first went in at 8AM one morning, vertically no one around, at noon and early in the afternoon it was busy and much more interesting ....none of the merchants bothered much with me, mostly their goods are for local consumption. It was a wonderful look at local Tunis life...don't miss... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A frenetic experience like most markets across the continent. Bargain hard and be firm! Beautiful shawls and traditional Tunisian attire.Some perfumes, kohl and local oils and spices to enjoy.Alas the influx of Chinese product is in danger of eroding the the character and quality of the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Bit on the small side but worth a visit. Plenty to see and do with the harbour and Jade shop well worth a visit. Street around are a bit unkempt and dont be put off by the guys going around saying Hi Im a chef/waiter/cleaner at your hotel dont you remember me. They are a pest and best ignored.

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lots and lots of shops selling just about everything. Do barter and if you follow someone to a shop, expect that it will take a lot of time! Best to say La Shukran (no thank you in arabic) and just continue walking. Try a tea at one of the cafes and just people watch.

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Tunis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Medina of Tunis is a nice mixture of different historical periods along with modern life in full harmony. I visited the Medina many times but every visit is a different exciting experience.

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