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Top Choice Medina in Medina

Medina

This sprawling maze of ancient streets and alleyways is one of the most impressive medieval medinas in North Africa and one of Tunisia's great treasures. It's home to numerous covered souqs selling everything from s…
Top Choice Museum in Tunis

Bardo Museum

The main draw at the Tunisia's top museum is its magnificent collection of Roman mosaics. These provide a vibrant and fascinating portrait of ancient North African life. Also here is some equally magnificent Helleni…
Top Choice Market in Centre Ville

Marché Centrale

Tunisian food markets offer a great introduction to local culture, and Tunis' Marché Centrale is particularly atmospheric. The original market building dates from 1891 and the halls behind are later additions. There…
Top Choice Souq in Medina

Souq des Chechias

A medina highlight, this hugely atmospheric souq is filled with exquisitely decorated shops producing and selling chechias, Tunisia's traditional blood-red felt caps. In the 17th century, when this souq was built, a…
Top Choice Cafe in Medina

M’Rabet

There's no shortage of characterful cafes and restaurants in the medina, but this one tops them all. The downstairs space with its arches, rug-adorned platform seating and painted columns may initially present as a …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Medina

Ed Dar

Up winding tiled stairs, the rooms of this traditional dar are filled with rugs, textiles and antique musical instruments; downstairs there’s everything from antique Tabarkan coral charms to puppets. The house’s ori…
Top Choice Tunisian in Medina

Dar El Jeld

Pass through the bee-yellow front door in this 18th-century mansion and a magnificent courtyard dining space will be theatrically revealed. Start with the mixed appetiser plate (delicious!) and then consider orderin…
Top Choice French in Centre Ville

Le Carnot

Heralding the long overdue arrival of contemporary chic in Centre Ville, this hybrid bistro/cafe/bar in the Institut Française de Tunisie will come as a delightful surprise to travellers willing to pass through the …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Medina

La Maison de L'Artisan

Top-quality Tunisian handicrafts are artfully displayed in the upstairs and side salons of this handsome funduq (caravanserai) in the heart of the medina. Babouches (traditional slippers), scarves, ceramics, clothin…
Top Choice Tunisian in Medina

Café Culturel El Ali

This is indeed a cultured hideaway. A converted house with atmospheric wood-beamed ceilings, stained-glass windows and a rooftop terrace, it serves excellent breakfast platters, hot drinks and fruit smoothies in its…