We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mahdia's Old Town

Mahdia, Tunisia
Update attraction details
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
Write a Review

184 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    37
    75
    51
    16
    5
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Catterick
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Beware getting hassled into shops, say no and mean no. Haggling is a must. some lovely shops but wouldn't want to go there at night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mahdia, Tunisia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Mahdia center. The shops are very nice. Peopole are freindly . The beach is very nice and i like eat in the restaurant CHEZ ALI . The market fisch and fruits are very nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calais, France
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Small enough but charming shopkeepers. Great place to buy jewellery and and pashmina scarves. Touris office at entrance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
51 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

After a seemingly interminable train journey from Monastir (105 mins but it stops everywhere) I found myself on the main street of Mahdia, not the old town. I really liked this: it was a bit dirty and dilapidated but the schools were just coming out, people were on the street and I felt very comfortable as if I was experiencing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Beautiful old town fully recommend the train excursion with tour guide.only 2 hours long . Only problem is the rude shop keepers insulting tourists to try and get them into their shops . Lovely old buildings and busy markets and harbour

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It is very quiet and peaceful little village with lots of little shops to visit. Lots of places to roam around and plenty of food outlets to grab some food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Beware of spontaneous "guides" coming to you, telling you that they saw you in your hotel in Madhia Tourisic Zone and that they work there! These guys are professional cheaters making "guiding" you around before forcing you to visit a boutique and buy expensive products! Just ignore them and go on your way : Madhia's Medina is easy to explore... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The market is a rip off, the streets are full of rubbish which is rarely cleaned. The historical town consisted of just 1 building that we could find.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wishaw, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

In fairness not a lot to see and not a lot of shops but if you go in on a Friday there is a market on but beware CHAOS it is one of the worst markets I have had the pleasure of visiting cars and mopeds driving about and local women pushing you out of the road "SEEN IT BUT... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Hague, The Netherlands
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Thhis is obviously an up and coming vacation spot for the beaches and sea exclusively. Value for money is great as long as you don't get ripped off by the locals who make it their business to try! They don't understand 'no' unless you're very firm.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mahdia's Old Town also viewed

Mahdia, Mahdia Governorate
Mahdia, Mahdia Governorate
 
El-Jem, Mahdia Governorate
El-Jem, Mahdia Governorate
 

Been to Mahdia's Old Town? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mahdia's Old Town, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing