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Description: Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater...
Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater and a Punic mausoleum.
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We journeyed to Dougga from Sousse in a bus arranged from the hotel. The trip was quite expensive £50 each. But lasted a whole day but included lunch and entrance. The journey is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We journeyed to Dougga from Sousse in a bus arranged from the hotel. The trip was quite expensive £50 each. But lasted a whole day but included lunch and entrance. The journey is not for those who do not travel well as we were bounced by Tunisian roads the whole way. It did however allow us to see what Tunisia... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Dougga is located 2 hours driving from Tunis. I would say such a magnificent archilogical site. I met David at the entrance of amazing theater before i entered to see . The curving of David status ,you can see through his legs under the throb clearly. What a beautiful art!!! The top of the view from the theater, again dont... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

These are some of the best Roman ruins in North Africa. We spent a couple hours roaming the streets of this once thriving city that originally was Numidian before the Cartaginians arrived followed by the Romans and ultimately the Byzantines. The setting on a hill overlooking a green valley gave it a very tranquil feel. We also stopped at the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Superb Roman ruins, well worth a visit. We went as part of an organised tour and our guide was very interesting and informative. It is a long way from the resort areas of Tunisia though, requiring a lot of time on a bus to get there and there is a lot of walking once you're there.

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Kensington, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Spectacular site, with traces of construction from Punic to relatively recent times. Slightly marred by somewhat haphazard partial reconstructions, but more than compensated for by the sheer number of impressive structures, the largest of which is a Roman theatre. A search on the Internet will show pictures of these. Lots of walking, with multiple levels. You will be unable to... More 

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Rugby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you only visit one place in Tunisia then visit Dougga. Spectacular ruins with hardly anyone else there. Try to get the female guide as she is very knowledgeable, speaks excellent English and will really bring the place to life. Highly recommended.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very interesting day out with our own guide, who brought all the sites we visited,to life. There was a very good lunch included. We ate Boar for the first time. It was excellent !

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have revisited Dougga after 2 years. The site has much improved and has been well-cleaned and amazingly well-kept. It is even more, now, the best preserved Roman ruins in the whole of North Africa. Well done to the Tunisians. The roads to the site have been very much upgraded and, hence, the access is much easier. The landscape all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A life-changing experience. Dougga is an absolutely incredible site, large and well-preserved. I cannot rate it highly enough. Give yourself plenty of time (I had 4 hours and could easily have done with more). Transport can be a bit of a hassle. Here's what I did: go to the Bab Saadoun louage depot. Ask the drivers for Dougga and they'll... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

These are some of the best kept, more stunning Roman ruins I've ever seen. Best of all, there are hardly any people that visit this place. Unlike somewhere like Ephesus, Turkey where you can expect a small town every day, I saw four Tunisian tourists, and two korean tourists during my entire 3 hour stay. Don't expect much in the... More 

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