Medina Mediterranea in Yasmine Hammamet

Medina Mediterranea in Yasmine Hammamet

Yesterday, and at last, we visited the Medina Mediterranea in Yasmine Hammamet and took a full tour inside it.

We actually attended a concert there last year, but most of it was still under construction and not open to the public.

The Medina Mediterranea is a new touristic project that embodies a whole old-style Tunisian city recently built in the touristic station of Yasmine Hammamet to be a living memory of our old Tunisian and mediterranean heritage and life. Some sort of a trip into the past and how cities and life were.

Anyway, I’ve taken a bunch of pics for you guys to see. So check them out here: Medina Mediterranea.

Enjoy, and tell me what you think :)

  • Soly

    Thanks a lot for the pictures MMM, I liked them very much!

  • http://www.aquacool.blogspot.com Eman-Aqua

    It was truly beautiful. I encourage everyone to go see it :)
    And hey, LOVED the pics, you always succeed in capturing real beauty.

  • http://www.subzeroblue.com MMM

    Happy you guys liked the photos :)

    It’s really worth visiting.

  • http://www.waleg.com WALEG

    Its a nice place unless you feel hungry because at this moment, you will start to regret your visit!

    The only available Yummy thing is ICECREAM; all the other dishes that are served in the different available restaurants are really poor, and will only make you regret coming in the 1st place!!!

    For the place itself, its not bad! If you have extra money, you can get a small app. for around $150.000!!! :|

  • http://www.aquacool.blogspot.com Eman-Aqua

    LOL! WALEG! well, we didn’t try food there, the beauty of the place kept us busy walking and taking pics :) But there are plenty of restaurants and cafes outside, we had the most delicious meal in downtown Hammamet :)
    I was expecting the shopping “Aswaq” in the Medina to be expensive, we found it cheaper than Aswaq in Tunis! and their goods are even better than the ones in Tunis! That was so enjoyable :)
    As for getting an app., for us, young generation, it’s out of question :P

  • Christine

    The photos were good but I hate Jasmine Hammamet with a passion – it’s a tourist ghetto so far away from the hustle and bustle of real life, which is maybe what the tourists want but is a nightmare for me. I’ve just come back from 2 weeks in Hammamet and stayed just north of the centre, where I could wake and hear the call to prayer first thing in the morning, as it echoes from the mosques around the town. Even as a humanist, with no belief in a god of any kind, this is one of the most moving sounds you could wish to hear.

  • Soly

    Your comment reminds me of the opinion of most german tourists that visited Tunisia (Hammamet). We (tunisans) may consider it a different way, since it is something new and different for us. The litter problem is due to the luck of environmental conscience of a many tunisian citizens and the luck of money, too. May Labib help us solving this problem :-)

  • http://www.subzeroblue.com MMM

    Happy you like the photos Christine :)
    Great to have you here :)

    Yeah, I understand what you mean when you say you hate Yasmine Hammamet and how it’s disconnected from the Tunisian everyday life.
    I guess it depends on the person. Some people just like to get away from everything and others like to be in the middle of it all.
    I guess you’re one of the latter.

    As for the call to prayer in the morning, I agree that it’s calming and moving.
    I get the same feeling when I hear the Koran being read too.
    It helps even more when you know the meanings to the words.