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The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from the 12th to the 16th century.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you consider doing some shopping in Tunis, this is the place to go and this is the right time. I visited many shops and enjoy my shopping time

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Success2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nirajsomaiya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yukiwarisou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MartinG1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Afternoon tea to recharge. Delightful The crowds were a bit intense but safe. Found some nice souvenirs to take homd

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeeTilmon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with culture bars and shops. We had an amazing afternoon and ate great food in one of the restaurants.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robertosolinas1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always amazing to wander about in this old south. Avoid the Sundays however as most shops and cafes are closed then.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Authentic markets and street life happening in the midst of a World Heritage Site. Great place for wandering (and getting blissfully lost) and taking photographs.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Amitav R
April 27, 2018|
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Response from NabilBKK | Reviewed this property |
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
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TravelAudM
September 28, 2016|
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Response from Judy I | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice the shops being closed. I was there on weekends though. It is definitely a wonderful place to visit in Tunis!
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hlchipman
July 27, 2016|
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Response from NadhirMindfreak | Reviewed this property |
It's just called "al medina" pick up any taxi, or ask anyone and he'll show you the way.
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