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Address: Medina, Sfax, Tunisia
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For travelers who seek more authenticity...a medina that hasn't yet been all gussied up for tourists

This is the first time that I am providing a positive rating and a review for a place that I am aware that many travelers may not appreciate. But I have my reasons for doing so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Renee S
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Paris, France
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زليتن‎
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times and I feel comfortable in Medina. Specially the sea food restaurants. Which is my favour all the way.

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Thank Mohammed E
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Don't expect to be buying much in this medina as a visitor but it is still a great place to stroll and take a look around as it's a important part of the city

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Thank Christine G
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Sfax is not touristic, so when you visit the medina, you are experiencing real Tunisian life. I was the only European in the medina when I visited. Great atmosphere, fish market in the morning is fantastic! So many kinds of fish, with the men shouting their prices! The medina has specific areas for different goods, like fish, vegetables, meat, and... More 

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Thank Jo W
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is the first time that I am providing a positive rating and a review for a place that I am aware that many travelers may not appreciate. But I have my reasons for doing so. Please read on.... The medina in Sfax is a different experience from what tourists may have experienced in the medinas of Tunis or Sousse.... More 

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Thank Renee S
Sfax, Tunisia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Medina is the places where people of sfax used to work, live and find security in the night since they were well protected from the enemy behind those geat walls ans robust gates. Nowadays, Medina is a little different but still grabs a lot of tourists' attention. It's really exotic and beautiful.

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Thank wisem b
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The old Medina of Sfax is not only a touristic site for visitors to buy handicrafts and see the architectures, but it is also a chance for the visitors to see the everyday life of the people of Sfax, how they do their daily commerce and business. Visitors can also go shopping around and get good deals and bargains there.

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Thank Tarek B
Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews
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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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2 Thank Melissasunshine
Torquay, United Kingdom
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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 Thank Mike-Torq
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76 reviews
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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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1 Thank rucapor
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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