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Medina of Sousse

Address: Sousse, Tunisia
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Sousse
Type: Historic Sites, Flea/ Street Markets, Cultural
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Owner description: This medina contains the Great Mosque of Sousse.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you like been badgered pulled from one local shop/outlet to another and enjoy haggling by the bucket full here is the place for you. Plenty of sights and local atmosphere to take in from walking passed the severed cows head at the meat holdings ... to the cut throat barbers shop , leather ware shops aplenty ... but are... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit. Bustling, vibrant, good for a haggle and certainly felt safe. Yes, we (mate & I) kept our valuables in button-down pockets as the place is a maze of narrow paths, twists and turns and there's plenty of jostling (perhaps not good if you're a claustrophobic) but certainly no evidence of anyone trying to... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

plenty toview dont take the bartering ttoo serious make it a fun experience you areon holiday enjoy the tunisians try to be helpfull

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I loved the haggling even my ten year old daughter got involved and helped me get the right price I wouldn't go on my own without my husband as the shop keepers can be very intimidating and block the exit of their shop Our rep told us not to go into the medina after dark - its too dangerous. It... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Bloody awful experience, from being chased from our Taxi by someone claiming to be a chef from our hotel (we has already removed our all inclusive bands) and wanting to "take us to the best shops" to being taken by the hand into shops and them not taking no for an answer. Even blatantly requesting money and showing us pictures... More

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Pontefract, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Could have walked round the Medina all day. Full of little side streets. Got knitting wool here for £13.50 which would have cost at least £80 at home. You do get pestered a lot, so you tend say "no thank you" a lot, but apart from that it's a great experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you enjoyed bring hassled and haggling every time you stop you'll enjoy it but me and especially my wife hated it. No chance to stop and look at anything without someone hassling you to buy it even though you don't want it and to walk through with every one trying to get you into there stall and having to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed going round the Madina in Sousse. It's not as crazy as the one in Marrakech. Managed to get some good deals but that may be down to the fact that it is now the low season so everyone's trying to get sales.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Enjoyed experience apart from all the hassle and comment s from men to both myself and daughter. Lovely scenery and definitely an experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Sousse Medina is one of Tunisia's World Heritage Sites. It is a well preserved example of an early Islamic city which flourished between 800-1000AD. It is surrounded by imposing city walls with gates at the 4 points of the compass. Major attractions are the Ribat and Grand Mosque in the NE corner, and the Kasbah which contains the museum in... More

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