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Address: Medina, Sfax 3000, Tunisia

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Taste of Sfax

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Emmen
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Emmen
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 the medina.

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Doha, Qatar
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 accommodation to serve as business premises , i.e shops and traditional coffee shops and restaurants.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of hours here.

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

when you visit Sfax City you must Notice the wall for the old city but u'll get disappointed when you go inside, just normal buildings and nothing really special.

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Thank iyadmustafa
St Leonards, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unfortunately the shop owners love the blonde ladies, which is unforetunate, ladies stick to the shops and markets!

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Twin Peaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

As Sfax can not be considered a tourist attracting town, the Medina is more the shopping mall for locals than a tourist rip-off. You find a lot of genuine local traders. Of course they will add a surcharge as you are a foreigner, but in general you can make good deals. Do not underestimate the size - you can get... More 

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Thank picknicker1971
Sousse, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Greatest and biggest and authentic Medina I've visited in Tunisia. Very clean, lots of diffrent stuff to buy, not overpriced, not touristic, no feel of overcharging.

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Thank GesaeuseQuilterin
Spring
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and interesting fish markets cool to see. Go with someone who know it or can great lost inside for hours. Can get anything you like fresh vegetables daily caught fish crabs squid anything from the sea. Shops through out.

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Thank Merle H
زليتن‎
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times and I feel comfortable in Medina. Specially the sea food restaurants. Which is my favour all the way.

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Thank Mohammed E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Don't expect to be buying much in this medina as a visitor but it is still a great place to stroll and take a look around as it's a important part of the city

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