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The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from the 12th to the 16th century.
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed seeing this area it was relatively near my hotel and while a little scruffy in places well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BobStamford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Medina of Tunis is big, probably not possible to walk it all in a day. There are parts full of tourists but most of it is very local. Plenty of small curvy streets with amazing doors of different shapes, arches, small shops and cafes. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Medina in Tunis and wider than some in other cities as well - some can be quite narrow and closed in where this is not A great variety of places to buy things here and the sellers were all friendly when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's big and rich ,in each corner there is something interresting to see ,you should not follow the Tourist if you want to discover it ,just follow your hart or find some friends who live there . There is a lot of beautiful houses ,roofs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hedhilizeineb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday afternoon and were told by our guide that it was not very busy. Hate to think was busy is, however, narrow streets and a great feel for the real Tunisia.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Keith1812
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The only way to appreciate the Medina is to get lost in it. The 'tourist route' through the Medina has lots of shops selling tatty souvenirs. However, if you get lost and simply wander then you will find the true gems of the Medina. These...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TangramUK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The usual tourist tat coupled with the pleading traders is replicated in many parts of the world and this one is no different. They usually target women in their bid to sell their products, not giving them eye contact is one sure way of avoiding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jin6x
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The Medina is a real gem of an outing with alley after alley in the soul chuck full of shops offering everything and everything imaginable from dishwater to spice and everything Tunisian in between. Well worth the trip and good luck shopping and bargaining or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank weekinhaiti
Reviewed 31 October 2018

My wife and I have been to the Medinas in Egypt and Morocco, but the Tunis Medina is our favorite. It is hard to put into words, but it is visually quite stunning. Lots of shopping, eating, and hooka smoking, etc. It is a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Randy P
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

being a big bazaar it is way too crowded in narrow and sun shaded streets. it becomes claustrophobic after some time...

Date of experience: October 2018
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Amitav R
27 April 2018|
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Response from NabilBKK | Reviewed this property |
Medina in Arabic means city. In the modern life, Medina is used for the old city or downtown. The typical Medina has the old house and narrow streets with shops and that constitute the market. Usually shops are grouped by... More
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TravelAudM
28 September 2016|
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Response from Judy I | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice the shops being closed. I was there on weekends though. It is definitely a wonderful place to visit in Tunis!
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hlchipman
27 July 2016|
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Response from NadhirMindfreak | Reviewed this property |
It's just called "al medina" pick up any taxi, or ask anyone and he'll show you the way.
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