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Address: Medina, Sfax 3000, Tunisia

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Beautiful and interesting fish markets cool to see. Go with someone who know it or can great lost inside for hours. Can get anything you like fresh vegetables daily caught fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2016
Merle H
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Spring
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Twin Peaks, California
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

As Sfax can not be considered a tourist attracting town, the Medina is more the shopping mall for locals than a tourist rip-off. You find a lot of genuine local traders. Of course they will add a surcharge as you are a foreigner, but in general you can make good deals. Do not underestimate the size - you can get... More 

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Sousse, Tunisia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Greatest and biggest and authentic Medina I've visited in Tunisia. Very clean, lots of diffrent stuff to buy, not overpriced, not touristic, no feel of overcharging.

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Spring
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and interesting fish markets cool to see. Go with someone who know it or can great lost inside for hours. Can get anything you like fresh vegetables daily caught fish crabs squid anything from the sea. Shops through out.

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Thank Merle H
زليتن‎
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times and I feel comfortable in Medina. Specially the sea food restaurants. Which is my favour all the way.

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Thank Mohammed E
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51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Don't expect to be buying much in this medina as a visitor but it is still a great place to stroll and take a look around as it's a important part of the city

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Thank Christine G
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Sfax is not touristic, so when you visit the medina, you are experiencing real Tunisian life. I was the only European in the medina when I visited. Great atmosphere, fish market in the morning is fantastic! So many kinds of fish, with the men shouting their prices! The medina has specific areas for different goods, like fish, vegetables, meat, and... More 

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Thank Jo W
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is the first time that I am providing a positive rating and a review for a place that I am aware that many travelers may not appreciate. But I have my reasons for doing so. Please read on.... The medina in Sfax is a different experience from what tourists may have experienced in the medinas of Tunis or Sousse.... More 

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1 Thank Renee S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The old Medina of Sfax is not only a touristic site for visitors to buy handicrafts and see the architectures, but it is also a chance for the visitors to see the everyday life of the people of Sfax, how they do their daily commerce and business. Visitors can also go shopping around and get good deals and bargains there.

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Thank Tarek B
Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We actually visited the Medina in a quick way! Our guide seemed stressed out and warned us to stay together and follow him close! So we did and ended up walking through it quickly! But I must say I saw the nicest shoes and clothing in the Sfax Medina than I had seen throughout the whole country! Although we couldn't... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This a great place where Sfaxians work and live. Nice friendly atmosphere where tourist harassment is zero! The shops are aimed at locals and so are the prices. Do not expect to lower the asking price too much as what you will be quoted is the same for locals and foreigners. There is not too much to buy unless you... More 

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