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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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Best preserved Roman ruins

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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Malta
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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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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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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