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Medina of Sousse

Sousse, Tunisia
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Sousse
Type: Historic Sites, Flea/ Street Markets
Description: This medina contains the Great Mosque of Sousse.
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rabat
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you go to the Medina, try to go with someone who speaks Tunisian, otherwise, you are likely to get ripped off. It is safe, so you don't really have to worry about being robbed or anything, but beware of pickpockets. Most importantly, do NOT go in the Afternoon as the sun is scorching hot, try to go at around... More

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Strood, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

love the Medina..all the hustle and bustle..seeing all the local foods and clothes...no better place to buy ur fake converse..and designer bag...try n shop with a local if you get the chance..

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Going to the Medina market?... Get ready for the hassle! The Medina market is a great place to buy souvenirs, talk to the locals, and experience a little history. There are a wonderful variety of spices, oils and ceramics in the market. There are also a good handful of jewellers. However, beware as some of the do not sell pure... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

no issues with anyone got some cool stuff and one thing you have to do a barter you have to get them to lower the price as they will have a high one and you will be able to lower it.

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Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My advice, try and go in a group, the locals are very pushy and without knowing it you have been pushed into shops you never intended on going into. Also beware they sell like cows heads on the roadside! Also beware as locals go by on mopeds and snatch handbags!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I just wanted a look around, but was approached all the time to buy, I did not want anything, so I gave up and left

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Somerset, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited the medina for an authentic experience of Tunisia. The alley ways are narrow and filled with people selling all sorts from Tunisian spices to fake Mulberry handbags. Be prepared to haggle if you want to buy anything. We found a short visit was enough!

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wales uk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

you are better off going with a guide rather than exploring alone! lovely shopping centre and some lovely historical sights and ifo to be taken in with a guide at hand although they do take you to a carpet/rug exibition as part of the tour!!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was really to amazing to see all the different stalls.We were not hassled too much. Beware of pickpockets. Mt husband had money taken from his pocket.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Taxi from Port el Kantouia to Souce was an experience, paid 7 dinars and he went through all the back streets, needed to hang on though!!, visited Medina and looked round town, you expect to get hassled from traders in the market but they didn't seem as persistent as those in POK and if shunned them didn't persist. was a... More

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