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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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Best Roman Ruins in Tunisia

This place combines theaters, temples, baths, houses and Mosaics, it is situated in the north of country and built on top of a hill, it is one of these places where you can walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
BenALDi
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place combines theaters, temples, baths, houses and Mosaics, it is situated in the north of country and built on top of a hill, it is one of these places where you can walk and touch an enjoy everything. I wish the government pays more attention to this place and start preserving it, all the mosaics are falling apart and... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

really nice place to get away from the city. however, the lack of services is not convenient, there is only one restaurant close to the site with below the avg food. if you wanna visit the site it is better to be prepared and have water, refreshments and maybe some snacks too

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Gradisca d'Isonzo, Italy
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

If you are in Tunisia and have the opportunity to have a car, a hike in the north the country is recommended. This ancient Roman site, restored and very well preserved, is an excellent destination. Children will enjoy a lot. In spring all around are lush green lawns.

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Thank FabrizioCarbognin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Situated on top of a high hill, looking over the plains for approx 50 miles, is this complete roman garrison town - houses, theatre, temples, baths. Mosaics in situ, etc. The best Roman site I have seen!

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1 Thank Gary150769
Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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126 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We visited this site on a relatively hot day but went early so that we were not too exhausted. The site is huge and you could spend hours exploring the whole place but we found an excellent guide who walked us to the major sites of interest in about 90 minutes, finishing at the amphitheatre. Although the site has not... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 14 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 258 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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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

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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