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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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arbroath
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a working fishing port with superb local produce markets and beautiful little cobbled streets. Don't just walk around the tourist zone streets..get out along the rest of the towns. It is lovely to see the locals living their everyday lives and they will happily respond to a smile and a greeting. Taxi from hotel less than £2 and... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I love this place, the people are sooooo friendly. As there is I credit system in the country everyone works very hard to give tourists a good experience so that you go back. The area is quiet and you can find so many little shops selling products that they make themselves for trade. We will definitely go back

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Mahdia is a small town, and it's just lovely. I really enjoy spendig time there. You can buy realy good food there, in the old town restaurants.

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Kaltenbrunn, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Mahdia is a small city with friendly inhabitants however never forget, it is your personal time not the time of the vendors in the old city center. Some are pretty daring and are ready to set your priorities. Be the also daring and say a categorical no to invitation you don’t want to follow. Politeness is often taken as weakness.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not really into haggling so shopping a bit of an ordeal. Local attractions well worth seeing, and would highly advise 2 hour train trip to do this as well as half day to colloseum.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful visit to old town, twice, interesting town which really comes alive on Friday market day. Otherwise its like stepping back in time and really peaceful

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Dalgety Bay ,Fife.
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the "Riu El Mansur" hotel in Mahdia in May 2014. You can see the old town clearly from the beach just outside the hotel.It looks closer than it actually is but you can walk in to the old town in about 30 moinutes.The town has a couple of mosques which are interesting.The medina has... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

honestly, expect to be hounded for every penny, i am not kidding, everthing is barter, and "we"are rich, i'm not pulling any punches here. yes there are some really nice, handmade items to be had, mainly wooden, and weave, but expect to have an initial ask, that is way above the real value, and for the salesman, not to want... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We started at the 16th century fortress Borg El Kebir, which has some fascinating exhibits. A stroll around that small peninsular revealed some lovely beaches, little marinas, the Punic port and even an open-air fitness circuit in the park. People were most welcoming (although we did not welcome the shop-keepers' welcomes!) and we enjoyed two fascinating muesums - Dar Sghir... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Medina is very nice, altough not many tourists are visiting it! it is a pity especially that the local are very welcoming and friendly. I have visited the medina on a daily basis, from hotel, the taxi costs less that 2 euros.

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