1 Day Historical tour in the Fatimid capital Medina of Mahdia from Tunis

1 Day Historical tour in the Fatimid capital Medina of Mahdia from Tunis

Mahdia is a city of several architectural masterpieces thanks to its rich past. There is the fortified gate of Skifa Kahla, the old port, the large Bordj El Kébir and the Mahdia museum. It is also known for its magnificent white sand beaches and historical monuments such as the Grand Mosque, the ancient ramparts, the marine cemetery and even the El Jem amphitheater.

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Stop At: Skifa El Kahla, Rue Mohamed Turki, Mahdia 5100 Tunisia

Skifa El Kahla is a huge gate dating originally to the tenth century. It is still one of the access points to the historic center of the city of Mahdia and one of the rare remains of the old city walls, located in the center of the old citadel. The Skifa is part of the system of ramparts rebuilt by the Turks at the end of the 16th century. Gate of the fortified city, the Skifa el Kahla was the main tower of the 2nd line of defense to bar access to the city.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Mahdia Museum, Place du 7 novembre, Mahdia 5100 Tunisia

Installed at the entrance to the old town in old renovated town hall premises, this museum is as much a reflection of the general history of the country to which the city has contributed by a good chapter, as that, more specific, From Mahdia herself.
Under the first part, the museum returns to us, on the ground floor, objects dating back to Libyco-Punic and Roman-African antiquity while part of the floor is dedicated to the legacy of the Byzantine and Islamic. Greek civilization is represented by two marble columns, partly gnawed by mollusks and coming from a Roman wreck loaded with war booty that was wrecked off Mahdia and most of the cargo, recovered in the 1940s, is exhibited in the 'Mahdia' wing of the Bardo museum.
Under the second part, the floor gives us a large number of handicrafts (carved and painted woodwork, mosaics, ornate stucco, ceramics, earthenware, treasures, and jewels)

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Mahdia's Old Town, Mahdia Tunisia

Mahdia, a city with a glorious past - it was the first capital of the Fatimid caliphs in the 10th century -, is built flush with rock on a thin peninsula. She pulls everything, its charm of its sapphire-colored sea, of its superb beaches, its medina and its
animation of traditional small town, the town of fishermen and silk weavers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir, Mahdia Tunisia

This Borj, also known as a Kasbah, is a fortress that was erected at the end of the 16th century on the site of an ancient Fatimid palace and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Ottoman military architecture.
Founded on a quadrangular plan and later endowed with bastions of angles, the building is surrounded by a powerful wall originally pierced with a single entrance (after its reassignment for prison use, another access was there Built in the 19th century). This door gives access, by a vaulted and bent passage, to a courtyard on which give rooms, also vaulted.
At the southeast corner of this courtyard, an oratory of previous construction that has been saved and integrated into the building.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Great Fatimid Mosque, G33C+HR8, Mahdia, Tunisia

Built by Obeid Allah el Mehdi between 909 and 934, this is the first Fatimid mosque. No minaret, the call of the imam is from one of the two towers. It was transformed under the Spanish occupation into a sanctuary. The only part dating from the 10th century is its northern part. It was redesigned according to the original plan as part of the major restoration work initiated by President Bourguiba in 1964, on land reclaimed from the sea.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Port Mahdia, Mahdia, Tunisia

The large port of Mahdia is one of the most important ports in Tunisia. It has a very well-developed infrastructure and has state-of-the-art freezing equipment. The fleet of the port of Mahdia is very diversified with coastal rowboats or motorized boats, mixed trawlers and tuna boats. This diversification of the fleet allows a diversification of production (fish and seafood).

Duration: 20 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"

Hora de Inicio: 8:30 AM
Duración: 8 To 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up all travelers From any address in Tunis Hammamet Sousse and Monastir

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Mahdia Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Ottoman Borj El Kebir
  • Entry/Admission - Great Fatimid Mosque

No Incluye

  • Lunch


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