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Address: Mahdia, Tunisia
Phone Number: 58873814
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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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The market

A trip to the market is definitely worth a visit. They weren't too pushy either or have I just got better of saying "No". Such a variety of things to buy, I can't think of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
JJ_Dragon
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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393 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Old and traditional town, not much to do but there are plenty of male coffee shops you can drink coffee all day in one of them, but make sure if your a woman you are always with a man.

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Thank BeachQueenoftheocean
Torun, Poland
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56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I went to the Madia old town only once. I had a long walk from the large gate near the museum building. There are many small shops, small and large places to eat, drink and chat. Do not miss the shops with shawls and local fabrics. You not buy anything like this in our modern world.

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Thank MLMaj
Prague, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We went there with a tourist group, took a "train" ride. Had a good time and a great guide who was born in Mahdia and spoke Czech. He showed us the harbor, old fort, old city and told us a lot about its history. We also had a chance to walk in the old town and enjoy a bit of... More 

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Thank coralek
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Quite interesting and market very extensive. Some good local cafes for coffee inexpensive. A must visit, but not faint hearted is the local produce market in the old town. Overall a typical Tunisian working town specialising in fishing.

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Thank pamela186338
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Well worth a visit if staying nearby, Friday market days best for bargains. some beautifull sea views from the cemetery on the peninsula. a busling fish and produce market too

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Thank agrowe1
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Beautiful old houses, with shops with hand made things. Amazing hamam, cute gallery, cute local coffee shops.

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Thank Isidora M
Paris, France
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Mahdia's Old Town: everything available for shopping, nice and quiet city where couples with kids can obviously enjoy everything there

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Thank Trouka80
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well worth a visit for all sorts of things . Sit and chill with a relaxing cup of coffee in one of the coffee shops after some haggling for bargains. Lovely people.

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Thank Olivia O
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very interesting road train around the area, our guide was very helpful and the knowledge he share was very interesting, well worth a visit.

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Thank Summersunlover40
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A trip to the market is definitely worth a visit. They weren't too pushy either or have I just got better of saying "No". Such a variety of things to buy, I can't think of anything you couldn't buy.

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Thank JJ_Dragon

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