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mohamed zaki
Constantine, Algeria24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
The medina (Locally called Swiqa) is the heart of the old Constantine, it's a place full of life and marchants of traditional food and sweets.
Better you visit it with a guide, because you can easily get lost there.
Written February 17, 2017
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rob2269
Grand Junction, CO450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
I have been to many medinas, but each one is unique. The Constantine medina is no exception to unique. I was the only westerner, so many people stared. The medina starts in the central plaza, Square Hadj Ali, and ends at the Palace of Ahmed Bey. Make sure you visit the palace it is lovely. The medina wasn't an old city's empty establishment. This place was lively and well-lived in. People cruised up and down the streets just looking as well as buying. There were dollar store type trinket shops to modern jewelers. Be sure to try some of the snack vendors offerings. I grabbed a piece of pizza and a piece of nougat. I could just about live on Algerian nougat. After visiting the medina head back to the square and go to the food market. It is next to the Ibis Hotel. The people were friendly and even though I speak no Algerian, purchases were easy. I held out coins and the merchants would flick through the pile. If prices were listed, I still let the merchants flick through the pile to see if they were honest. They were. The medina and food market are small, so an hour is plenty for exploration.
Written February 14, 2017
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Margarita S
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Business
I couldn,t resist to buy all I could of fake brands...sorry...but the Versace sheets look so cool and good quality that it was no possible to resist. I also bought some hand made mattresses now to be turn into sofas...check my web page Mtantana in facebook for more information.
Written November 8, 2018
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Rocío
London, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Unlike the polished medinas of other MENA cities which have become oriented to tourists, the Constantine medina is still used in the intended way; as a place to conduct your shopping at reasonable prices. There are all types of stores, from cloth to pastries, we even saw a store for scuba equipment! The medina also extends to a 'corniche' which overlooks the beautiful hills of the city.
However, we were informed by our taxi to only stay during daylight hours, the medina becomes sketchy after dark when all the shops close, so be sure to get home by sunset.
Written April 29, 2018
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