Medina of Tunis

Exploring the Medina of Tunis

Under the Almohads and the Hafsids, from the 12th to the 16th century, Tunis was considered one of the greatest and wealthiest cities in the Islamic world. In the Medina of Tunis some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains, testify to this remarkable past.

Inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979, the Medina of Tunis is the ideal place to get a feel for the Tunisian way of life. Souks are real living places and craftsmen can be found practicing their trade on the streets, where each street represents a different craft.


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