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1. Jamahiriya Museum, part 1

2. Jamahiriya Museum, part 2

3. Tripoli Castle

4. Medina and suuqs

5. Aurelian Arch

6. Gurgi Mosque

7. Other medina mosques

8. Karamanli house

9. Italian cathedral

10. Modern city

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Medina and suuqs

Tripoli, Libya / Medina

Tripoli, Libya / Medina

Tripoli, Libya / Medina

Medina is the Arabic word for town, and suuq for market. The two mixes in Old Tripoli, as in other cities and towns in this part of the world.
Tripoli's medina, the part of the city that lies inside the old city walls and out to the Mediterranean Sea, is clearly the most appealing part of town, although it is not even nearly as fine as medinas of Tunisia.
The medina houses a few sites of Tripoli that are described in each their article, especially the Gurgi Mosque, the Karamanli House and the Aurelian Arch.
The suuqs are of some interest, as a few shops continue to produce handicrafts and necessities according to old traditions. More and more, however, the items sold in the suuqs are industrially produced.
Across the media, there are many remains of the European presence in Tripoli. Since European tradesmen and states built their own houses, some of the finest buildings of the medina are largely of European origin.

Tripoli, Libya / Medina

By Tore Kjeilen