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Address: Medina, Sfax, Tunisia

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Lots of nice shoes and clothes!!

We actually visited the Medina in a quick way! Our guide seemed stressed out and warned us to stay together and follow him close! So we did and ended up walking through it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We actually visited the Medina in a quick way! Our guide seemed stressed out and warned us to stay together and follow him close! So we did and ended up walking through it quickly! But I must say I saw the nicest shoes and clothing in the Sfax Medina than I had seen throughout the whole country! Although we couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This a great place where Sfaxians work and live. Nice friendly atmosphere where tourist harassment is zero! The shops are aimed at locals and so are the prices. Do not expect to lower the asking price too much as what you will be quoted is the same for locals and foreigners. There is not too much to buy unless you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was very excited about the Medina when I first saw it as I arrived in Sfax. As we spent most of the time working, we visited it one evening but were not very happy with it, especially because we didn't feel too safe as we were roaming its narrow streets. I'm sure that a daytime experience would be much... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Sfax medina is less touristy than other medinas in Sousse and Tunis. It is full of household goods and because Sfax isn't a tourist centre there is a more authentic feel to the place and less pressure from stall holders. It is very handy if you have made a snap decision to catch a ferry to the Kerkennah islands. Ferrys... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Nice place to buy souvenirs. It is really cool this place is used by the local people to buy clothes, food, etc. great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

a very nice place if you are a history enthusiast, you could get easily lost inside the old city(medina) but also take care of pocket lifters. you will enjoy its outdoor walls and gates, a living part of sfax history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Get a taste of where Sfaxiens shop - clothes, food, household goods, it is all here in this large but friendly medina. Go to the Cafe Maure and then meander through the medina.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

sfax must see. the best part of this place is it's still used as it was in the past. it is not place prepared for tourists, it's real. i was truly enchanted. just take care to don't lose oneself, it's quite labyrinth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Fish market in the Medina is a must visit , the most amazing display of seafood I have ever seen. The Medina itself is not aimed at tourists but the local people. The medina was used as a setting for the film ; The English patient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

it is anold city town face in the past all this town was inside and those are door to can leave and enter, and this place was face to sea where many small boat stop there.

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Address: Medina, Sfax, Tunisia
Location: Africa  >  Tunisia  >  Sfax Governorate  >  Sfax

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