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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  • Very nice and very authentic, well-preserved very nice view on the medina to visit also the small mosque in bas(se couvrir la tête ppir les non voilées...normal) beautiful historic and well-preserved site
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  • This place really confused me. I was looking for a landmark that turned out to be the grand mosque. I went and prayed at the mosque, only to later realise that the bazaar was called the medina. Walked...  more »
  • Interesting alleys, small Emirates Internet cafes. You have to try the wonderful tea Mint in imbryku. Climate market and Arab and African culture. Who was in Sousse on vacation, and visited the old Medina let regrets
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