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The souks in Tunis medina


The souks are a real network of covered streets lined with merchants shops and artisans grouped by specialty."Clean" Trades are located near the Zitouna mosque because they attract no nuisance by smell, noise or water use. The cloth merchants, perfumers, dried fruit merchants, booksellers and wool merchants are concerned the contrary tanners, fishmongers, blacksmiths and potters who are relegated to the périphérie27.

 

 

The medina of Tunis is the historic heart of Tunis, considered as one of the best preserved Arab-Muslim cities, and has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage since 1979.It was one of the largest and richest cities of the Islamic world. Some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, madrasas and fountains, testify to this remarkable past.

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