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Visiting the Medina was quite an interesting experience. Its a must if you visit Tunis. It is like a maze and easy to get lost so bright a map or your GPS. The walkways or "streets" are very narrow and lined with shops. I visited...More
Enter the Medina from the gate and there are 100s of shops and it fun. So many local style coffee shops. A lot of local goods are available. Also worth having harissa sauce sandwich with cheese. Surely sit in one of the cafes in the...More
I like visiting local market, bazaar, super market and department store in foreign countries,
Medina was within walking distance from the hotel. I enjoyed taking a walk around Medina.
There were many small shops on both sides of the street.
Medina was full of stuff,...More
A great place for shopping - carpets, cloths, bedspreads, slippers, wooden handicrafts, perfumes, Tunisian silverware... you name it. The shop owners are much less pushy than say in Marrakesh and normally they start with a price which of course is inflated, but not extremely. About...More
It is so strange to stay in one of the most famous and modern streets in Tunis, with fancy shops, the National Theater and many eateries and then suddenly walk into this medina. Just like all the North African Medinas it has the mosque, the...More
Medina in Arabic means city. In the modern life, Medina is used for the old city or downtown. The typical Medina has the old house and narrow streets with shops and that constitute the market. Usually shops are grouped by... More
Medina in Arabic means city. In the modern life, Medina is used for the old city or downtown. The typical Medina has the old house and narrow streets with shops and that constitute the market. Usually shops are grouped by type into what is called souk, souk in Arabic translates to market. In Tunisia, Tunis has the biggest Medina, and you also have Medina in the other major cities like Sousse, Hamamet, Sfax, Jerba...The one in Tunis is located downtown with two main entrance, one at the end of Habib Bourguiba Avenue, just after French Embassy and the Cathedral, the second Place de la Kasbah where government offices are.