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Address: Tunisia
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Awesome is such and overused word its lost its meaning but visit Dougga and you will be in awe. It is truly and definitively awesome. We hired a taxi from our hotel in Sidi Bou Said (10 miles north of Tunis ) and it took just over 2 hours. I agree with just about all the recent reviews that I've... More 

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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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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