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THE SIGHTS AND SMELLS

Any visitor to Sfax should spend some time just wandering the alleyways of the Market. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
k_wfrost
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Cornwall, Canada
Taste of Sfax

Interesting to see how the medina is. As a single tourist walking in the medina I didnt felt... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
alexhozee
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Emmen, The Netherlands
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“THE SIGHTS AND SMELLS”
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“Must see but low expectations”
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Medina, Sfax 3000, Tunisia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Sfax the Medina is definitely a must-see. However, you should have modest expectations. I personally do not think that it lives up to the standards of the Tunis' Medina. It does have interesesting corners but all in all it is quite dirty and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any visitor to Sfax should spend some time just wandering the alleyways of the Market. Very interesting even if you don't speak Arabic or even if you are not looking for anything in particular. Listening and watching in itself makes a visit worthwhile. A MUST...More

Thank k_wfrost
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Really hard to go out once you go in, really dirty and as a tourist they will try to charge you more! From all the medinas this is the worst one !

Thank Q3060DXmariat
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Walking through the old walls of Medina you could feel the history around you. A magnificent place to visit once you go to Sfax

Thank Kostis m
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I've visited a good number of Medina's in both Tunisia and Morocco but this was truly dreadful. Very dirty, smelt somewhat, narrow streets and nothing to offer except a few acceptable bag and shoe merchants. That said, certainly less hassle than most and felt safe...More

Thank caroler82
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The place is as described, old, small lanes, must visit, but alot of imported stuff is also found here. I think going in deeper will give more rich culture.

1  Thank Punit29
Reviewed 5 April 2017

In the little streets it is easy to lose in a smells of fruits, spices and the traditional food. If you looking for a special gift there is many shops with artisan objects. After a walking through Medina I would highly recommend to do a...More

Thank nillich
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see how the medina is. As a single tourist walking in the medina I didnt felt unconfotable at all. I went of the besten tracks and walked around. Its dirty, rats are walking in the garbage buts this is how it is in...More

Thank alexhozee
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It is a very old medina which served as shopping and dwelling area for many pf Sfax dwellers hundreds of years ago... it has evolved over the years and more people have opted to relocate and lice in other areas of the city, leaving their...More

Thank eljedm
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is probably the most interesting thing to do in Sfax. The medina here is among the biggest in Tunisia and has a great variety of souvenirs, food, jewllery and all kinds of things you would expect to find in a market. Spend a couple...More

1  Thank Eivind S
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