Souq El Attarine


Souq El Attarine (the Perfume Makers’ Souq) dates from the 13th century and is still home to shops selling fragrant oils and waters. Its location on one of the medina's major thoroughfares and next to the Zitouna Mosque ensures that it's always jam-packed.

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