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Mahdia's Old Town

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Address: Mahdia, Tunisia
Phone Number: 58873814
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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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Madia old town and market!!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
pooja02
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank marco s
Tunis
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank eaden2015
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank MLMaj
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We went there with a tourist group, took a "train" ride. Had a good time and a great guide who was born in Mahdia and spoke Czech. He showed us the harbor, old fort, old city and told us a lot about its history. We also had a chance to walk in the old town and enjoy a bit of... More 

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Thank coralek
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Quite interesting and market very extensive. Some good local cafes for coffee inexpensive. A must visit, but not faint hearted is the local produce market in the old town. Overall a typical Tunisian working town specialising in fishing.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Well worth a visit if staying nearby, Friday market days best for bargains. some beautifull sea views from the cemetery on the peninsula. a busling fish and produce market too

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Thank agrowe1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Beautiful old houses, with shops with hand made things. Amazing hamam, cute gallery, cute local coffee shops.

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