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Mahdia's Old Town

Mahdia, Tunisia
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Mahdia
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Loved the fish and meat market. Quite an eye opener. Really enjoyed the fort. Found the huge cemetery quite fascinating

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UK
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Explored every street of the Medina, liked the decorated doors and atmosphere. Good to walk to the fort, then past through the graveyard to the lighthouse, which has good views along the coast. Town is quaint in parts and quite atmospheric. Saw silk weavers on their looms and fishermen mending their nets. Good for those who want to get a... More

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South Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Mahdia is small and compact with a beautiful cemetry at the furthest point. The Friday market isn't to be missed.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Needs the rubbish to be cleared as there is a great deal of it. Was difficult to find places to go as it's not easily sign posted. Did not do the Friday market but was told it was great. A lot if tourist tat rather than their own arts and crafts .

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Shop owners hard work dont leave you alone we where going to go in but once in they sometimes lock the door

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