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picturesque and quite interesting... this medina can't be compared to the huge of many other North african countries or even more the middle east ones but very nice place where to spend some hours in the arabic way
no strollers please....hold on to your young children...it is crowded in summer which is the peak of tourist season...you can find good deals if you take the sude streets off the main routes...ask for a discount many sellers will gladly oblige you..prices are set above...More
Personaly, I love it. The noise, the hassle, way to many people, small streets, the hundreds of little shops, ... It makes part of the African culture and you're in it to the middle.
To me absolutely worth a visit, but I know a lot...More
Went in a group of 3 in the evening after Ramadan meal and shops opening back up at 9 pm- only about a third of the shops open at the time. It took me back visually and by scent to what I imagine this to...More
Absolutely worth a visit. Am so impressed with Tunis! Lovely, friendly people, new cultural centre, great food and lots of things to do. I highly recommend anyone visit Tunisia - it is a truly beautiful country. Tunis is a fabulous city.
In between the alleys are stores and stores selling everything and anything. A bit like the souks in Marrakesh. Should see it if you haven’t seen it before but don’t go alone. I went alone to see what it was all about and it was...More
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
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 type into what is called souk, souk in Arabic translates to market. In Tunisia, Tunis has the biggest Medina, and you also have Medina in the other major cities like Sousse, Hamamet, Sfax, Jerba...The one in Tunis is located downtown with two main entrance, one at the end of Habib Bourguiba Avenue, just after French Embassy and the Cathedral, the second Place de la Kasbah where government offices are.