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Dougga

Tunisia
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater and a Punic mausoleum.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you like ruins then this is an absolute must - a large site with streets, houses, theatres, baths and temples. The guide was knowledgeable and brought the town to life - a wonderful wonderful afternoon.

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Bratislava
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Most beautiful ancient city in Tunisia. Great atmosphere and maintained location with lot of nice buildings.

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Tunis Governorate, Tunisia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Beautiful place and my most favorite one in Tunisia! Been there twice already and am planning to go again! Especially during april and may! Bring some food for a picnic under the olive trees!!

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Beirut, Lebanon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Prepare your visit: print out or keep available on your phone some guidebook or article about the space: it's a large site and surely deserves to be understood.

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Tripoli, Libya
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Tunisia is a hidden gem, with places like this, as good as anything in Italy, just lying about the country side: very accessibly, few(er) tourists particularly in the low season - we had the place to ourselves.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

What a surprise Dougga was to us - the site has an abundance of ruins to explore and photograph. Absolutely worth the trip out from Tunis

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brussels
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Dougga is a must-see for ruins fanatics like me. The ruins are in a excellent state of preservation. In particular, the theatre and the Temple of Jupiter in the forum are quite exquisite. Sitting on the seating in the theatre you can really imagine what it must have been like. There are also numerous smaller details preserved - such as... More

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Phila, PA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Great Roman site. Loved the in tact ruins and the lack of tourists but that's also bad for the economy. Tourism is off 90% due to instability in the region but it's a great time to go for no crowds. Very safe country, very friendly people.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Amazing Roman ruins, huge site. Because of the unrest in the region, Tunisia being sandwiched between Algeria and Libya, we had the place practically to ourselves. It's a perfect time to visit Tunisia!

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Ostuni
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is the most extensive Roman site in the whole of Tunisia and it is as yet only a quarter excavated. It is in a beautiful setting, stretching for miles over rolling hillside. The local guide is excellent and has lots of information to impart. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Tunisia.

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