Mahdia

Mahdia

In the 10th century Mahdia was a very important city, but even more, it was the capital of one of the Muslim worlds most important line of rulers, the Fatimids. The first Fatimid ruler declared himself as the Mahdi, the last prophet of Islam. The Fatimids moved their centre to Egypt after conquering Cairo, and Mahdia had been the capital for just 50 years.

 

Proclaimed the capital of Tunisia in 921, Mahdia was long the center of a power struggle between the Caliph of Cairo and local sovereigns. Repeatedly attacked by nomads, Genoese navies, Sicilian troops, liberated by the Berbers, Mahdia became a headquarters for the pirates of Dargouth and battles with Spanish and Maltese knights.

 

The Central Mosque, austere and sober dates from the 10th century and the entrance to the Medina is through an enormous 16th century gate. Wandering through the old city visitors can see the vestiges of the ancient ramparts and fortress, visit the "Cape Africa" lighthouse and hauntingly beautiful sailors cemetery.

 

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Hotels

Phenix Mahdia 4*


Hotel Phenix Mahdia

 

Av. Habib Bourguiba - 5100 Mahdia

 

 

Located in the heart of downtown Mahdia and a few meters from the beach.
Price per person / night HB: 27 - 35 Euros.

 

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Riu el Mansour 4*


Hotel Riu el Mansour

Route Touristique - Mahdia 5100

 

Located on the beach. 3 km. from Mahdia. With all inclusive.

Prix Travellers' Choice™ 2012 Trip Advisor.
Price per person / night All.I: 36 - 87 Euros.

 

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Nour Palace Resort 5*


Hotel Golden Tulip Mahdia Palace

Nouvelle Zone Touristique - Mahdia 5011

 

 

Located in one of the most beautiful beaches of Mahdia. To 6 km. the downtown.

Price per person / night HB: 20 - 26 Euros.

 

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Mouradi Mahdia 5*


Hotel Mouradi Mahdia

Nouvelle Zone Touristique - Mahdia 5011

  

 

Located in the tourist area of Mahdia and beachfront.

Price per person / night HB: 22 - 27 Euros.

 

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Golden Tulip Mahdia Palace 5*


Hotel Golden Tulip Mahdia Palace

Nouvelle Zone Touristique - Mahdia 5011

   

Located in the heart of the tourist area of Mahdia and beachfront. 3 km from the Mahdia town center. Renovation date 2010. Certificat d'excellence 2012 TRIP ADVISOR.
Price per person / night HB: 27 - 57 Euros.

 

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Iberostar Royal el Mansour 5*


Hôtel Iberostar Royal el Mansour

Route de la Corniche - Mahdia 5111

 

 

Located in front of the beach of Mahdia, 700 meters from the medina.
Option all inclusive.

Price per person / night All.I: 47 - 84 Euros.

Prix Travellers' Choice™ 2014 Trip Advisor.

 

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