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Dougga

Address: Tunisia
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater and a Punic mausoleum.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater and a Punic mausoleum.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The only criticism I have about Dougga is the lack of guide. We had read lots of great reviews and have to agree - the site is amazingly well preserved and every corner we turned there were more ruins to explore - not enough to see comfortably in 3 hours at all. We were directed to the 'library' on our... More 

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Loughborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

If you only visit one place this has to be it. A massive site and some truly wonderful ruins from the phonecian and roman era. Still some still very well preserved buildings and it truely has to be seen to be believed and the access you get is unparalleled - it is worth mentioning that a guide is really worth... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Just returned from Dougga this is a must see archeological site as good as anything I have seen in Italy.THe drive from hammamett took about two hours. The drive through the region was beautiful.The amphitheatre was well preserved as are the latrines.November is a great time to visit as. The weather is not too hot.Stayed at hotel Sol Azur as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I can proudly say that Dougga is the most fascinating Roman Site, it lies in the middle of the countryside , where you can feel that you are cut from everything around you just you have to close your eyes and feel the glorious past of Dougga.I would advise anyone who loves History and Archeologie it is a must to... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited here on an organised tour from Hammamet and it is truly amazing. We have visited Roman ruins all over Europe and this is by far the biggest , best preserved and most interesting of them all. It is in the middle of nowhere and we had the site to ourselves with our guide . Not to be missed... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This Ruins are great. The Theater is great, the whole site is worth the trip from Tunis. It is a easy 1/2 day trip from Tunis. A guide is a good idea as the site is not marked for exploring on your own, There are rest rooms and a small café on site. Still on working archeological site. Well worth... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Wow! This is a terrific site that should be part of any itinerary in Tunisia. It's a good day trip from Tunis, best if combined with Bulla Rigia. It's a fairly large site, yet we were the only people there. As good as almost anything you'll see in Italy. One of the best sites we saw during an 18-day visit... More 

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Yellowknife, NWT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our tour guide insisted that we make the drive from Tunis to Dougga. We are so glad that he did. This site, which is only 30% uncovered, has remnants of a Berber City, which the Romans built on, and which were then developed by other subsequent inhabitants. We had recently visited Pompeii, and this site rivals that. Warning - you... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Other than El Jem, Dougga is the must see Punic and Roman ruins \ archaeological site in Tunisia. Not only is the site fascinating, but the region surrounding it is beautiful with its agriculture fields and terrain features. I visited in the middle of October and it was hot. Summer would be much hotter. They have a small cantine that... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It is simply beautiful and special. I was there in October 2014 and there were not many tourists around. I had the site almost for myself and spent hours there photographing. The views from the site are also beautiful. It is worth the long road trip from Tunis. Don't miss it. By the way, Tunisia was an amazing surprise for... More 

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