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"Sfax medina: another place..." Tunisia Off The Beaten Path Tip by aliante1981

Tunisia Off The Beaten Path: 144 reviews and 270 photos

Sfax medina: another place that usually gets overlooked. While there's probably nothing to do if you have lots of time, me and my friends got two pleasant hours out of it. Still, many people (movie-goers most of all) know its appearance, without actually giving Sfax the credit - that's because the medina was the setting of 'The English Patient' film. it is pretty interesting also because it gives a general idea of what a Tunisian medina with no tourists around would look like. Bab Jebli gate, Bab Diwan (another gate), Dar Jellouli Museum, Great Mosque, Kasbah, the remains of the original walls are the sights you should keep in mind if you visit Sfax. ***Travelogue to follow!***

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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