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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  • If you are a seasoned traveller then you should have no worries or fears for going here as it is a great marketplace with bargains as long as you barter for them. For the uninitiated then it can seem....  more »
  • Yes you can get bargains here but be aware that there is a lot of fakes, would not recommend going on your own. Constantly harassed which to me puts me right off, worth a visit just to experience  more »
  • Nice city you can see the difference inthe building and enjoy your leather shopping need to go more than one.  more »

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