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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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Lier & Antwerp (Belgium)
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If you ever visit Tunisia do make the effort to take the few hours drive from Tunis to the site. It is very much worth it. A lot more interesting then the few remains of Carthage. Do visit Carthage for the recovered mosaics in the museum.

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newcastle upon tyne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stunning setting, with some well preserved buildings. The temple is amazing. We were originally going to get a taxi for the day from Hammamet but decided to be lazy and went on the Thomas Cook trip instead. It was probably for the best as the guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We could have managed with a good guide book... More

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There was so much more to see here than I had expected. The amphitheatre is really well presserved and the view from the top is breathtaking. The latrines and still in place! The layout of the old houses is really easy to see. There's almost too much to see as I couldn't take everything in. We had a guide on... More

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Pisa, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is one of the most impressive sites in the world! Despite the well-preserved archaeological city and the recognition as Unesco site, the Roman city deserves an improvement of the touristic services: the book shop was closed, there were no audio guides nor archaeological plans around. It is very difficult to understand monuments and transformation of the city without any... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

On a visit we had only two hours and it is not enough. To get to know the city and its sights is needed about four hours. Lots preserved Roman structures that are found nowhere else. Amazing views of the monuments that have survived almost 2000 years. I recommend to visit the local dolmens, which are much older. The area... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Roman ruins of Dougga are on the UNESCO World Heritage List for a reason: this is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding examples of Roman architecture worldwide. Although Dougga is somewhat off the beaten path, and perhaps nowadays somewhat a somewhat "adventurous" proposition (it's a few miles from the Algerian border and in the restive El Kef Governorate), it's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We took a louage (6 dinar/person) from station Gare Bab Alouia at 11AM and arrived at 1:30PM. The louage driver phoned ahead to his taxi driver friend who picked us at the side of the road and drove us up the hill to Dougga for 25 dinar (rip off for an 8 min ride. Just let the louage drop you... More

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Crete, Greece
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I first visited this Roman site in 1973, well before you readers were born! I returned last year with my wife. This time I had hired a car. Still the same! This is a massive Roman site but very few people go there. Such a pity because the location is fantastic and the ruins extensive. There are also decent local... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was in the middle of nowhere in the Atlas mountains - a beautiful location. The Roman site is very well preserved. A good tour guide is essential to get the best out of these ruins.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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