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New fort

They have just redone the old town fort and we paid to go in there and it was very nice. Walking... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2019
971heathero
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Garches, France
via mobile
Lesser people, more fun

Spent an hour in the Medina of Mahdia. Actually there’s only 1 major lane for souvenirs and the... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
jarvis_nowhereman
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Hong Kong, China
via mobile
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

For me Mahdia is the loveliest town in Tunisia! Quaint, wonderful Medina, Romano buildings! Nice promenade and one of the best markets I’ve ever seen! Fabulous love it❤️

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Small little town, not much in the town centre. An old cemetery, fortress, mosque, supermarket, bank and a few shops for the locals. It is safe to walk around. However tourists will stick out like a sore thumb as tourism has not quite reached this part of Tunisia with the exception of the hotels. British women may feel a little bit uncomfortable.

Market day is a Friday from 7am to 1pm. If you are looking for fake designer brands for a bargain like you would find in the markets of Turkey, Canaries and mainland Spain, then this market is not for you. Stalls sell goods more geared towards the locals, jumble stalls of clothes, fruit, kitchen utensils, some mosaic crockery, cheap turkish cigarettes, bedding, local ladies dresses, bags/belts. 99% of the people browsing the market are tunisian locals.

The Medina can be found here in the centre, just through a short tunnel near the harbour. Nice cobbled streets with a few souvenir shops.

Dont expect to find restaurants, pubs/cafes here. Mahdia town portrays true tunisian way of life unspoilt by tourism. Cafes cater more for the locals. Not exactly picturesque, so many buildings unfinished and there is piles of rubbish everywhere.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank gelascotland
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The Old town with Mosque, narrow streets and huge amount of shops and loud sellers is charming, tipically arabic atmosphere. If you can not stand that chaos of people, cars and hot smoky air, do not go! Otherwise, you can enjoy real arabic life style.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

We had a walk around the town, much the same as any other little towns. I found it quite intimidating,It was very quiet, not a lot of people around. Shop owners were fine but trying to sell you souvenirs. Very few British people here.Markets are on, very busy but mostly Tunisian people shopping . Dont think I would rush back.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Helen M
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

This place is centrally located with views of water. The owner was such a pleasure to work with. Fresh fruit and recommendations we're always available. The breakfast included was very nice as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nik S
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