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The city’s old quarter hearkens back to the opulence once prevalent from the 12th to the 16th century.
Tunis, Tunisia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had high hopes of experiencing a traditional souk but was somewhat disappointed here. The narrow streets and crowded walkways are exciting. People are generally friendly. Shop keepers continually bother you to buy (which is always expected) but here it is relentless. I was welcomed...More

Thank PeterF_Syd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much an atmospheric and busy place - a flavour of old Tunis. Not the best example of a souk but I know from previous visits that there are interesting houses and exhibits within the medina. Worth ½ hour, but could be a full day’s...More

Thank AJ B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to remember the odd days before starting traveling, that's why I went to drink tunisian tea in the Medina of Tunis. The infrastructure , buildings reminded me my childhood,the taste of Turkish coffee,green tea,a tunisian sweet named "makroudh" was so authentic.

Thank PrincesseSarra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No visit to Tunis is complete unless the Souk Madina is viewed. A warren of shops in a maze with 3 mosques in close vicinity. Right outside is Bab Bahr gate and further ahead is the Ave Habib Bourgaida which gives a French feel with...More

Thank Shyam P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Tunis you must visit this area. It is very historic, but the side streets are packed with merchants selling pretty much everything, so a good deal is to be had here. This is a must stop site for you if you want to...More

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we spent in medina 5-6 hours. its such a wonderful place you can't stop looking the "souk" is very popular you can buy your souvernir and we went to a coffee shop called (panorama medina) where you can see a panoramic view of tunisia.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The central street of the medina leads from one of gates of the old city of Tunis to one of the oldest mosques in the world. It is lined with small stores, nothing is priced. If you see something you like or want haggle for...More

Thank WhiteLightinX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you will have to visit this place if you are fond of old shops & the old Tunis. The shops literally sell every thing. They are " Day" shops as they close at 7PM,after which every thing there becomes dark

Thank Said M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since the first step i made in the Medina I couldn't stop going there whenever I wanted to travel through time at my fav places and coffee shops. Or the irresistible smell of our food that'll make u crave some even if u're full.

Thank Alice s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this Medina is not like those at Istanbul, it is close enough. It sells whatever you need from clay pots, tagines, tiles, herbs, perfumes, spices, dried fruits, nuts, carpets, cactus fruit, etc. Visit the tea houses. Had tea with pine nuts as well as...More

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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
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!
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.