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“Amazing vibrancy”
Review of Medina of Sousse

Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Sousse
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Owner description: This medina contains the Great Mosque of Sousse.
Oakland, California
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Amazing vibrancy”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Activity galore - bakers, butchers, produce, fish markets, grain milling, people taking water from fountains, male teenagers coming around the corner singing at full throttle, and everything else imaginable.

Visited December 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“prepare to haggle”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Good bargains if you stick to your guns. Get bothered a lot by street hawkers who claim to be from your hotel.

Visited September 2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Confidence needed!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great experience but you have to be confident and even rude by British standards. Men constantly trying to get you into their shops to look, they will offer you a 'good price', but you have to haggle! Not a clean area, but definitely worth a look, and you can get some real bargains.

Visited October 2012
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London town
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“Interesting to walk around, the spice area is the best”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Was nice to walk through but go deeper in, there is an area where the locals go to buy spices and eat which is much nicer. It has a nice feel to it and smells. There is also a nice "cafe" nearby looks grotty but great food for locals.
The rest of the medina is typical touristy items, if your buying pasminas check the quality as we found they were poor quality or had defects. You have to bargain alot as the initial price tends to be much higher, go for at least 1/3 as your opening offer and they will still be making a good deal on most things.

Visited October 2012
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“medina”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

large market but could have been shortened to about 12 stalls. Dont buy at the beginning go right into the market and haggle like crazy you usually win

Visited October 2012
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