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Le Vieux Quartier de Ouled el Hadef (Medina)

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Address: Tozeur, Tunisia
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A highlight, but not a show-stopper

The medina of Tozeur is unique because of it's use of the white-brick construction original to Iraq. It's breathtakingly beautiful. If you haven't been around the Arab world much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Emily K
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The medina of Tozeur is unique because of it's use of the white-brick construction original to Iraq. It's breathtakingly beautiful. If you haven't been around the Arab world much and medinas are new to you- this is a MUST see. If you have experienced a number of Medinas, though, this is worth seeing for the unique architecture but probably not... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Interesting medina with old narrow streets and tunnels. It is special becouse of bricks they use for making houses. They make attractive decor on the wals, Nice to stop in a galery, shop or a tea house. Specialy in one with a view over rooftops.

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Spiez, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

Wander through the narrow alleyways and admire the old buildings with their distinctive brickwork. In an hour you can see it all, the area is really quite small.

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World Nomad
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Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

I just finished wandering around this area with my local Couch surfing host Marwan and he pointed out a lot of really awesome stuff. Little games kids play with stones or coins in holes of the brick work and how a lot of the brick work on the walls has symbolic meanings most people would miss. Plus it really is... More 

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Sheffield
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

I think this is the best medina in Tunisia. There are many interesting buildings, beautiful doors and more to explore.

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Somerset
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

I can't really add much more about the beauty of this area than has already been written, but if you can do visit the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions which is in a small traditional house in the heart of the medina (I notice on google that there is another museum by this name but in a much more... More 

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Paris
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

this little quarter is very charming, it has the advantage that once you get in you forget yourself, and for a passionate of photography like me you can spend there more that hours taking exceptionnal pictures. The sun makes the clay bricks very gorgeous, and shaded walkways are even more charming. At the sunset the bricks turn to gold, and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Tozeur has great charm... so while you are certain to see a typical Tunisian medina, you can experience much more by immersing yourself and using your imagination. Since it's significantly smaller than larger cities, this medina is friendlier and more comfortable when getting lost within its corridors. It also contains a museum... and if you can find a shop that... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

It was really pleasant to get lost in the Medina. Many cul de sac, and small streets with a lot of charming doors. It was relatively quiet (January in the afternoon) and safe to go around, we only saw a few kids around.

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Reviewed 22 October 2012

This was enjoyed by all our group. We had a tunisian guide who pointed out the history and architecture of the medina. The bricks were particularly interesting as houses constructed in small bricks made in the area and arranged in interesting patterns. Went to a cafe "Bock al Ablees" cafe culturel, run by a musician. We had mint tea with... More 

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