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“real working Medina but watch out for carpet touts”
Review of Medina of Kairouan

Medina of Kairouan
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Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Tunis
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Kairouan
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Owner description: Tourists appreciate the leatherwork and other crafts available in this ancient city’s old quarter (medina).
Reviewed January 17, 2014

If you avoid the carpet touts (i.e if you are interested in the carpets which are great, just walk in off the street- prices will be better) this is a medina with lots of character and no hassle. Working weavers, silversmiths, shoemakers etc all happy to have pics or even demonstrate their work.

Thank nathanwaks
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Be sure to visit the Medina with its light blue houses and small street. In one of them there are weavers at work: their products are not only very cheap but also beautiful and of good quality: you could buy a bed cover for 15 euros!

Thank lacicalamaura
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I have been to other medinas with lots of tourist shops and anoying salespersons. This is not like that, except for the carpet sellers around the big mosque. Here you can stroll around peacefully, buy local candy or cakes for very litle money. Perhaps have a look at the shoemakers shop. Some children begged for money, butthey were told off by a woman.

2  Thank ClausLiisbergKamp
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Shopkeepers are quite persistent but also have a charm 'cheaper than Tescos' and 'everything free today' just two of their entreaties to get you to enter. Once inside you will be the subject of a massive charm offensive and a determination that you will not leave without a a purchase. Despite my resolve and reasonable haggling skills we still came away with a new handbag (apparently you can never have too many) a pair of slippers and a leather belt. Worth spending a few pounds just to enjoy the experience.

2  Thank keithfryan
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Beautiful, very genuine experience. Great city, gorgeous Medina. Not so crowded with turists, gives you a chance to really taste the atmosphere.

Thank Tootthie
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