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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It has Great atmosphere. Once you are in Tunisia, you must visit the old town, called Medina. There are many cafés, where you can sit down and enjoy coffee or their traditional tea.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We travelled on the little train to the old part of town quaint and interesting around the port too where you can go on a pirate ship

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had different expectations for the market and upon getting there I was disappointed. It was much like the general markets at home, selling kitchenware, purses, bags, furniture etc. If you decide to go, I'd advise going first thing in the morning. I went at about 10:30am and it was too hot to have a real wander around.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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