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Mahdia's Old Town

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Address: Mahdia, Tunisia
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+216 58 873 814
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This beautiful and historic town on Tunisia’s east coast is well preserved...

This beautiful and historic town on Tunisia’s east coast is well preserved in parts, carefully restored in others. The old quarter is dominated by the rebuilt Central Mosque.

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Nice experience

You can enjoy a half-day walk throw this old downtown. Lot of nice food suppliers and some cafe in old fashioned style.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 18, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

The Old Town -Medina is beautiful to see. It's nice to see Mosque. The cemetary is very interesting too. It's so different from our cemetaries. The view if the sea is so beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

You can enjoy a half-day walk throw this old downtown. Lot of nice food suppliers and some cafe in old fashioned style.

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Thank Zied_Dahmani
Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I went to the old medina with my family as my wife needed to buy some souvenirs and we bought plenty of since the prices were moderate

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Delicious teas, spices, bazaars, temperature high but comfortable with breeze off sea. While waiting for family, store owner provided a chair and a bottle of water.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This place has good Islamic architecture but women be aware as the men on the streets and everywhere else apart from our hotel were very rude and looking down on women. They were trying to sell us Saffron and carpets as would not leave us alone. I personally did not like it as their attitude not good and our guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

i had the chance to rent a guest house for the week there and it was fantastic. the locals were so nice and made us want to come back that's for sure

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Tunis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Like all Arabic and Islamic cities (Kairouan, Tunis, Sfax, Bierte, etc), you will enjoy the Old Town of Mahdia, souks of jewerly, narrow streets, houses, etc..worth a walk, don't miss a photo with the Skifa Kahla (Black Gate), which is the main gate of the city, black since there was no light there and while in there totally black without... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

Beautiful view points once you get to the fort and the arc. We had a long walk to just explore around and had coffee in one of the cafes. We also got to see the old market where so much was being sold, so if you're in the mood for buying look around but be prepared for many to sell... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

Old and traditional town, not much to do but there are plenty of male coffee shops you can drink coffee all day in one of them, but make sure if your a woman you are always with a man.

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Torun, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

I went to the Madia old town only once. I had a long walk from the large gate near the museum building. There are many small shops, small and large places to eat, drink and chat. Do not miss the shops with shawls and local fabrics. You not buy anything like this in our modern world.

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