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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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Very unusual place, lots of impressions: these narrow indoor streets, people repairing their houses all the time, trees on the roofs, tasty food. Wat I didn't like - annoying... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Because my plane was delayed 90 minutes getting in, I arrived at my hotel much later than expected (around 330pm). By the time I was checked in, freshened up and out into the streets, the stores were beginning to close up. It got dark quickly and soon the already confusing streets were impossible to manage without GPS running on my... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very unusual place, lots of impressions: these narrow indoor streets, people repairing their houses all the time, trees on the roofs, tasty food. Wat I didn't like - annoying sellers, keeping shouting "My frrend, cum two sea mye shop".

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It reminds me of the markets in Europe, being haggled by vendors. We left with a handmade carpet that is gorgeous and they pack it up for easy packing. The jasmine perfume is amazing! But make sure to get the prices down

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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went this month in a very hot day very dark and confined place but interesting to on a down side all selling the same type of goods shouts of asda price and lidl price and primark made me laugh

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London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
53 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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