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1. The tiny medina

2. Plenty of beaches

3. Cafe Sidi Bou Hdid

4. Shores of the medina

5. Kasbah

6. Modern town

7. Dancing children

8. Sebastian's villa

9. Medina at night

10. Sunset

11. Roman ruins of Pupput


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The tiny medina
Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet, Tunisia

Live goes on even with the tourists all around. A group of fishermen mend their nets in the afternoon.

The medina dates back to around 1500, when the Hafsids erected the present walls, allowing safe living and trade here. The site had earlier been an Aghlabid stronghold.
Its condition is excellent, but few streets offer much authentic experience, since souvenir stalls fill most streets. But yet, there are some areas without, especially in the southern residential district.
Some local economic activity is still visible, mainly dealing with small-boat fishing. The fish caught here, can be enjoyed in some of the many local restaurants.
Should you wish to go shopping, Hammamet is neither better nor worse than any other. Check our page on shopping in Tunisia to prepare.

By Tore Kjeilen