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Address: Mahdia, Tunisia
Description: 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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One of our favourite places in Tunisia

One of our favourite places in Tunisia- atmospheric town and really liked the peninsula with the lighthouse and white gravestones-unusual Nice streets to wander around -a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
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london
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Mix of old and new, interesting history covering generation. No one pestered. good general market on a friday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

between the historical fort, old city, souk, gravestones along the sea and views in every direction, the old town was a good days visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Quaint, unspoiled beautiful Tunisian coastal town. The Medina is smallish compared to others, has a sleepy aspect - with enough tourism stuff for a great day out. Large trees in the middle with shaded restaurants. Beautiful old mosques with a ribat perched on high. A walk round the town to the coast is also a must. Easily reached by train... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The old city is worth to visit, don't visit it during the day as its boiling hot, from 16:00 till the sunset is good

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

As Mahdia is quite small we couldn't call it "town". It's more looking like a big village. Some houses are charming but we regretted to see trash everywhere...

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Saint John
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

One of our favourite places in Tunisia- atmospheric town and really liked the peninsula with the lighthouse and white gravestones-unusual Nice streets to wander around -a few tourist shops

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

fascinating narrow streets to wander, occasional weaving workshop to visit, small shops to browse. Good cafes. Friday market is especially good as locals from the wider area visit but be warned it is very busy.

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blackpool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

mahdia is a working fishing port...its not a touristy town..it is true life Tunisian .the open Friday market is big,and very busy.but as with the fruit and veg/fish market it's for geared for locals...the medina is only small....there are good hotels outside of the centre with good beach

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Tonbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Had a great guided tour around the old town with Philip the Thomas Cook Rep. For such a small town there is lots to see and it is easily walkable distance wise, not so good for those with walking difficulties though. Shops in the Medina offered good value souvenirs and there is a lovely shaded square to stop for a... More 

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Mahdia, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great town with many interesting things to see the old fort , the fish market, the Madina with its small market shops , Friday there's a street market with 100's of stalls and you have to handle to get a good price it's fun and the market holders like it

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