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Address: Sousse, Tunisia
Description: This medina contains the Great Mosque of Sousse.

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Great for shopping, barter like mad though! I bought a tagine the trader wanted 45 dinars I haggled and got the tagine for 15 dinars! Always offer less than they ask. If u refuse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great for shopping, barter like mad though! I bought a tagine the trader wanted 45 dinars I haggled and got the tagine for 15 dinars! Always offer less than they ask. If u refuse to buy the item for their price walk out of the shop and see them chase after you offering the product for the price you offered... More 

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Westbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A must visit, sample local culture and smell the delicious herbs and spices ! Locals were friendly if you are, be firm and they will respect your feelings.

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Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

as it was just me my daughter and grand daughter we felt a bit intimidated i think you need to see it with a guide or coach trip we were on our own the shop keepers pushed and pushed for us to buy their goods it became quite scary so we only went so far into the medina one actually... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

real taste of north African culture. Closed in shops, narrow streets and shopkeepers who don't know what NO means. (have a gander please......cheaper than asda)

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Warfield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Not the best but still an Arabian experience. Genuine fakes abound as well as the tacky stuff but still worth and hours investigation and explore!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Right by the sea,lots of boats and yachts,lots of shopping and things to do,liked the environment and people,people do harass you at times but you just say NO

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the medina a couple of times during our stay. And we really enjoyed it, having read previous reviews we knew to expect a bit of hassle. But we just either ignored them or were just firm with them. Although the centre of the medina is all hussle and bussle if you stray off the beaten path you can... More 

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Andover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The medina looks fantastic and colourful and a little intimidating, but everyone is friendly and just wants to sell you their goods, be it sports clothes, trainers, shoes, bags .... All the best fakes of course. Don't be pushed into buying something if you don't want it, a firm but polite No thank you does the trick, and if you... More 

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Farnborough
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you are staying in Sousse you will probably be headed here at some point as there is nothing else to see. However be prepared to detest the Tunisian people after the experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you're planning a visit definitely do an organised trip we went alone and although it was cheap enough in a taxi it wasn't worth all the hassle. Sellers coming at you from all angles I found it very intimidating even with my husband. More so when they became quite nasty saying why not give them your business then shouting... More 

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