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The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from the 12th to the 16th century.
Tunis, Tunisia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed near the Medina entrance at the Royal Victoria Hotel. Wandering the Tunis Medina is great. Can be crowded - especially in areas they sell female attire. The Medina is pretty vast and organized by type of goods for most part. Unlike my experience...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an amazing place with many many winding streets/corridors (one can easily get disoriented) must haggle for the best price start at 40% of what they offer!

Thank Hubert L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reminding me a lot of the grand bizaar in Istanbul, you must go to absorb the atmosphere, sights, smells and sounds of the old walled city. Yes it is touristy, but a must when in Tunis.

Thank DorsetgirlLondon
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Recommend a guide if this is your first visit. Very safe.full of innumerable palaces ... most you can just walk into.

Thank jpib
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

A place to get lost in their streets plenty of interesting things. It's a size walkable with no problem. In the rush hours you have to be patient to pass through the small streets full of people.

Thank Lucho Z
Reviewed June 25, 2018

picturesque and quite interesting... this medina can't be compared to the huge of many other North african countries or even more the middle east ones but very nice place where to spend some hours in the arabic way

Thank Mark B
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Even if there are more attractive Medinas, the one in Tunis is nice. Vendors are not aggressive and really helpful. It is relatively tidy and clean too

Thank Sergio C
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

no strollers please....hold on to your young children...it is crowded in summer which is the peak of tourist season...you can find good deals if you take the sude streets off the main routes...ask for a discount many sellers will gladly oblige you..prices are set above...More

Thank MarshaSamiyah B
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Personaly, I love it. The noise, the hassle, way to many people, small streets, the hundreds of little shops, ... It makes part of the African culture and you're in it to the middle. To me absolutely worth a visit, but I know a lot...More

Thank Henk D
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Went in a group of 3 in the evening after Ramadan meal and shops opening back up at 9 pm- only about a third of the shops open at the time. It took me back visually and by scent to what I imagine this to...More

Thank Susan P
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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
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!
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.