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Medina

Medina, Sfax, Tunisia
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Sfax
Type: Neighborhoods
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Alexandria, Egypt
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Sheffield
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8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Durham, United Kingdom
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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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sfax
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

There is nothing more than small stores with various things. Nothing to be interested about. Due to Ramadan everything is closed after midday.

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North of Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The Council Gate of this Medina ( Bab ed-Divan) was built in 1306 as one of only two entrances in the two kilometer ramparts.Three more entrances were added to this Medina at the end of the second world war. As the story goes this Medina banned entry to Christians until 1832. Inside the Medina is an old Andalusian Palace, the... More

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great to walk through a genuine Tunisian medina without tourist shops. See the local spice shops, vegetable and meat stalls (among others) and the fish market. Impressive walls all around too.

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Tunis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We've visits a few medina now across Morocco and Tunisia. They're generally not for the faint hearted, usually pretty filthy, claustrophobic, high pressure, with animals being killed, kept in bad conditions or hanging about in parts. You are in Africa after all. We love some, hate others. Much depends on whether you have a guide, how tourist focussed the place... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I do not found this city and medina special as a tourist. It is nothing special there. From my point of view was a mistake to visit Sfax.

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