A medina quarter is a distinct city section found in many North African cities. The medina is typically walled, contains many narrow and maze-like streets. The word "medina" itself simply means "city" or "town" in modern day Arabic. (wiki)

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Djerba "residential neighbourhoods for Jewish communities (Hara Sghira and Hara Kbira); the latter echoed the typical dense and compact medinas of the cities of the Maghreb." (AB ev)
Granada Albayzin Quarter, Granada
Historic Cairo
Kairouan Criterion (v): ..., the medina of Kairouan, whose skyline is punctuated by the minarets and the cupolas of its mosques and zawiyas, has preserved its network of winding streets and courtyard houses.
Kasbah of Algiers
Medina Azahara
Medina of Essaouira "The Medina was built between the 18th century and the early 20th century. .. At ... Souk Jdid, there were four markets, for fish, spices, grain, and general goods respectively. " (AB ev)
Medina of Fez
Medina of Marrakesh
Medina of Sousse "With the Medina of Monastir, it constitutes the unique prototype of military coastal architecture of the first centuries of Islam that has been passed down to us. Several monuments of the medina bear witness to this robust, ascetic and imposing architecture, notably the Ribat, the Great Mosque, the Bou Ftata Mosque, the Kasbah and the ramparts. " (OUV)
Medina of Tunis "The Medina of Tunis is an example of a human settlement that has conserved the integrity of its urban fabric with all its typo-morphological components. " (OUV)
Medina of T├ętouan
Rabat "The Medina of Rabat is situated in the northern part of the property." (AB ev)


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