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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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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The city is really nice. A "must" to visit, with very nice streets full of local shops. The harbour is also nice to visit.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You can find a lot historical building, but without guide you can take just some photos. Most interest is the fortress with cemetery near sea.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great variety with goods on sale. Brought back cooking utensils made from olive trees and no problem with Australian Customs. Make sure you bargain hard though. One vendor had an asking price 10 times the going rate for an item I was interested in. i got him down to the correct price by being firm, polite and ultimately walking away... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Locals do pester you when you walk past their shops but you have to be firm and so NO. Bustling in the evening and great atmosphere!! loved the little stall selling pop corn and candyfloss.

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arbroath
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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