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1. The medina

2. The fortified mosque

3. Ribat for religious wars

4. The popular beach

5. Kasbah

6. City museum

7. Traditional museum of Kalaout el-Koubba

8. Old days' upper class mansion

9. Zaouia Zakkak

10. Catacombs

11. Medina shopping

12. Modern town

13. Night life

14. Bird's view


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The medina
Sousse, Tunisia

Sousse, Tunisia

Sousse, Tunisia

The medina of Sousse is a pleasure in many ways. It is clearly one of Tunisia's finest, even if it is not very large. But what there is, is charming and relaxed. Hustling is not a problem, and women can walk easily around.
Most of the old city's alleyways are covered, either by tiles, ceiling girder or big eaves. Sousse has earlier had a well-deserved reputation of being a place where the shopkeepers will fool you no matter what you buy — that is no longer true, as more and more shops have fixed, and reasonable, prices (see article on shopping in Sousse). Still there are some vendors, trying to lure you into their shops making you believe that the price is much lower than it is. There is only one thing to do when it happens, just walk away.

By Tore Kjeilen