Mahdia's Old Town, Mahdia

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Roam the streets of Mahdia's Old Town, the historic and traditional town center. Enter the medina through the gates of the Skifa Kahla, a 10th-century fortress, for the most atmospheric start to your adventure. Artisans proudly display a wide selection of handicrafts in the main squares and covered markets of the district, selling traditional garments, hand-knotted carpets, and antique jewelry. Pay a visit to one of the local museums to learn the history of the neighborhood, or take a tour of a traditional home to discover more about daily life in the medina. Put Mahdia's Old Town into our Mahdia trip itinerary builder site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mahdia.
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  • Mahdia is a historic city with many charms. It can appeal to young people who will find in the resorts, on the beach, all the atmosphere it takes to have fun. It will appeal to families looking for a relaxing place to refuel with energy and tranquillity. Historians will like it for its rich past. The heart of the city, made up of narrow alleys, a few walls and small squares, is a place for walking and relaxation. Here we meet many Tunisians who have lived in France. They often open guesthouses when they return home. The city derives its fame from its fort and its surprising marine cemeteries. More interesting than the major tourist cities further north, Mahdia will charm and touch you.
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  • Very well maintained old town with small shops that are very welcoming. The sellers understand their craft and as Germans we were naturally surprised by the German language skills. If you are in Mahdia, the old town is a must.
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