Medina/old city

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Sousse, Tunisia
Medina/old city - The ribat in Sousse.
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Medina/old city - The old mosque of Sousse.
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Medina/old city - The ribat in Sousse.
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Medina/old city - Small shop in the Medina.
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Medina/old city - Two local men in the Medina.
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Medina/old city - The beautiful souk in Sousse.
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Medina/old city Sousse Reviews

lenesandved lenesand…
3 reviews
Jul 03, 2007
The medina and old covered basar is an adventure, especially if you venture deep into it and avoid the souvenir stalls. There is a fish marked, and a large area for clothes an fabrics, which is fun for browsing. Lots of locals. We found ourselves in the middle of a police raid. Never seen stalls being packed down and wheeled off faster... ;-)
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Liselore_Verschuren Liselore…
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Sun, sea, beach and 3000 years of history Jul 04, 2000
Today Sousse is a popular beach resort with countless hotels lining up near the beach. Sousse offers a lot more than sun and sea though. The city was founded by the Phoenicians almost 3000 years ago and reminders of the early founders and all those who followed them are to be found in the Medina (old city), which is lined with the original city walls.

Most interesting is the ribat. A ribat is an Arabic term for a small fortification build along the first years of the Muslim conquest of North Africa. A ribat basically housed military volunteers and the structure was used as a watchtower. The ribat of Sousse was built in the year 821 and is the oldest ribat of Tunisia.

The mosque, which can be found almost next to the ribat is also quite nice, but only if you haven’t seen three other mosques during your trip. If you are not a Muslim you’re only allowed to visit the courtyard and you have to wear a djellaba.

The souk (Arabic market) is quite beautiful, but also a bit of a jungle when you’re a western tourist. If you insist on seeing it: take into account that salesmen will drag you into their shops and hassle you until there is an unmistaken feeling to punch someone as violently as you can.

The mosaic museum, which is housed in the old kasba, has an excellent collection of Roman and early Christian mosaics. The kasba itself is also worth a look.
Two local men in the Medina. (Sou…
Small shop in the Medina. (Sousse…
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The ribat in Sousse. (Sousse - Tu…
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