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Mahdia's Old Town

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Address: Mahdia, Tunisia
Description: This beautiful and historic town on Tunisia’s east coast is well preserved...
This beautiful and historic town on Tunisia’s east coast is well preserved in parts, carefully restored in others. The old quarter is dominated by the rebuilt Central Mosque.
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One of our favourite places in Tunisia

One of our favourite places in Tunisia- atmospheric town and really liked the peninsula with the lighthouse and white gravestones-unusual Nice streets to wander around -a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
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Saint John
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

One of our favourite places in Tunisia- atmospheric town and really liked the peninsula with the lighthouse and white gravestones-unusual Nice streets to wander around -a few tourist shops

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

fascinating narrow streets to wander, occasional weaving workshop to visit, small shops to browse. Good cafes. Friday market is especially good as locals from the wider area visit but be warned it is very busy.

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blackpool
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12 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

mahdia is a working fishing port...its not a touristy town..it is true life Tunisian .the open Friday market is big,and very busy.but as with the fruit and veg/fish market it's for geared for locals...the medina is only small....there are good hotels outside of the centre with good beach

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Tonbridge
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had a great guided tour around the old town with Philip the Thomas Cook Rep. For such a small town there is lots to see and it is easily walkable distance wise, not so good for those with walking difficulties though. Shops in the Medina offered good value souvenirs and there is a lovely shaded square to stop for a... More 

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Mahdia, Tunisia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great town with many interesting things to see the old fort , the fish market, the Madina with its small market shops , Friday there's a street market with 100's of stalls and you have to handle to get a good price it's fun and the market holders like it

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The hotel is a 20 min walk to the centre of the old town. We walked as oppoosed to take a taxi. To be honest the Old town is a basic tunisian town and not attempting to by a tourist centre. ie only local bars etc. Its a working town but worth a walk around on Marjket day which is... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

by far the best place in Mahdia.the old cemetery the lighthouse and the magnificent sea by the old Punic port just breath taking

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very interesting tour of the old town with the Thomson trip run by Mohammed born and bred in Mahdia and very proud and knowledgeable.

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nottingham
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The reviews on this resort were so appealing but we were sadly disappointed as the place was dirty, smelly, and cluttered with litter, even the graveyard looked like a bomb site. Will not be returning.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Full of character. Enjoyed the little shops. People friendly. We never felt pressured or that the shop owners were too push... we got some lovely ceramics and gifts are really good prices. I have a lovely red ceramic dish in my dining room I would have paid 3-4 times the amount in a high street store in the UK! A... More 

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