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'Suuq' is the Arabic name for market, 'medina' is the Arabic name for town. In Tunis today, the suuq is also called medina. And there is a good reason: most of what once was Tunis is today like one enormous shopping centre and handicrafts factory.
Today, the medina is still inhabited, but only a small percentage of the total population of Tunis lives in these quarters.
The suuq is far from randomly arranged. There are areas for goldsmiths, for metal workers, for fabrics etc. And then there is the areas for touristic items. This is of course the area you won't have to search to find. Just start at the Bab el Bahr, take the left entrance to the suuq, and start bargaining :)

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  • Copyright: Sne ZA (Sne011) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 74 N: 582] (3084)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-09-24
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Travelogue: Tunisia
  • Date Submitted: 2009-01-14 14:44
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