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Located around 270 km south east of Tunis (the capital of Tunisia), Sfax is was built over the ruins of Taparura. Nowadays, Sfax represents an industrial capital for the country. The town was mainly formed by the ‘Medina’: a big fortress surrounded by high walls. Inside the ‘medina’ the streets are structured as if they were a maze. The particularity of the medina of Sfax remains in its stability: No changes has been made on its structure through the years. This is why it was considered as a national historic monument conserved by the United Nations. It is currently the best example of the old Arab Muslim town. The originality of Sfax’s medina remains also in its souks (markets): All the souks are organized according to their specialties (wool, Chechia (old hat), jewelry, fabric…) and named after them. This picture was taken in one of these souks, in an old house that was converted into a fabric store. It represents the souks, the old Tunisian architecture and wall decoration.

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current15:32, 14 April 2018Thumbnail for version as of 15:32, 14 April 20183,264 × 2,448 (1.67 MB)Oumeima (talk | contribs)Located around 270 km south east of Tunis (the capital of Tunisia), Sfax is was built over the ruins of Taparura. Nowadays, Sfax represents an industrial capital for the country. The town was mainly formed by the ‘Medina’: a big fortress surrounded...
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