Medina of Sousse, Sousse

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Admire the architecture and history of Medina of Sousse, a World Heritage Site protected by striking, sturdy fortifications. Constructed during the Aghlabid period (800-900 CE), the medina displays many architectural and structural features characteristic of early Islamic town planning. Mosques, the kasbah and ribat, and a maze of narrow streets all hide behind the sheltering ramparts, built to protect the coastal town from pirates. A set of monuments showcase the evolution of Islamic art during its infancy, while a number of museums help to explain the history of the town and the changes seen in the medina over the centuries. Take a look at our Sousse trip site to schedule your visit to Medina of Sousse and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Pleasant to visit the small specialized alleys, the street of gold, spices etc. Do not touch the objects otherwise, we do not let you go, if you demonstrated interest, we went twice for purchases of souvenirs of all kinds.
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  • Great medina not made only for tourist like in monastir but real medina for locals . Next to the great mosque . Really liked the atmosphere there .  more »
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