Medina



The medina is by far the most popular part of the city for tourists, and with good reason. The Arabic old town, featuring sinuous alleyways with blank walls, beautiful vaulted alleys and famous monumental doors hiding palaces, is the historical core of Tunis. It is a true architectural wonder and became a UNESCO Humanity World Heritage site in 1979. Restoration is constantly in progress on many buildings in order to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the city. The medina mainly encompasses animated Souks selling spice blends, incense, perfume extract, and tanned leather, where the finest handicrafts share space with "Made in China" baubles. Throughout the passing of the centuries, the Souks remained as dynamic as ever, as can be seen for example in the Souk El Attarine, the Souk El Berka, the Souk El Koumach (Souk des Etoffes), the Souk El Trouk or the Souk Ech-Chaouachiya. In this bewitching universe weighed down by small shops, the merchants and the customers haggle hard for Tunisian green and yellow pottery or a new pair of shoes.

Nightlife

Café Ezzitouna
Dar Hamouda Pacha (Restaurant & Salon de Thé)
Club Tahar Haddad
Café Restaurant M'Rabet
Théâtre d'Art Ben Abdallah

Attractions

Souk El Attarine
Souk Ech-Chaouachiya
Dar Bach Hamba
Palais d'Orient
Place du Gouvernement
Dar Bouderbala
Palais Kheireddine
Souk El Trouk
Mosquée Sidi Mahrez
Hanout Arab
Complexe des trois médersas
Tourbet Aziza-Othmana
Dar Ben Abdallah
Souk El Koumach (Souk des Etoffes)
Mosquée Zitouna
Librairie Espace Diwan
Medina
Club Tahar Haddad
Dar Othman
Souk El Berka
Dar Lasram
Mosquée Sidi Youssef
Bab El Bahr
Dar Hussein
Médersa Achouria
Tourbet El Bey

Restaurants

Café Restaurant M'Rabet
Astragale (L')
Dar Bel Hadj
Dar El Jeld
Dar Hamouda Pacha (Restaurant & Salon de Thé)
Restaurant Essaraya
Mahdaoui

Hotels

Auberge de Jeunesse
Hôtel Marhaba

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