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Bardo Museum

Le Bardo, Tunis 2000, Tunisia
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Tunis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Description: Spectacular Roman mosaics are the high point of this museum.
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Penarth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

OK - I love all aspects of Roman history but the mosaics in this museum are the finest you will see in the world - including Rome, Pompeii, Ephesus. They are all remarkably well preserved and presented beautifully in a 13th century palace (all the ceilings of the palace have been restored so be sure to look up in the... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went by Metro but it doesn't worth a visit unless you have time for this ...a very poor musem ..that's all

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you like Mosaics, this is your place. Perhaps you will find there more mosaics than what you will find in Rome or Greece. What is impressive is that the mosaic in Tunisia is well kept and preserved, some of them look almost untouched. We combined our trip to Bardo Museum with a visit to the national craft shop. It... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This amazing museum is housed inside of a 13th-century palace, which is located in the suburbs of Tunis. It contains a vast collection of Roman mosaics and other antiquities from Ancient Greece, Tunisia, and the Islamic period. Very well laid out and really peaceful. Since it's so big, it doesn't feel crowded even if there are a lot of people.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
86 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This museum has the best collection of ancient mosaics in the world - the world. It is worth a trip to Tunis just to see this museum, along with the ruins in Carthage. The museum is not air conditioned, and there was no cafe, so it's not good for an all-day visit. But, the bathrooms are clean. The museum is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Although not usually a museum fan, this one is worth a visit. It's a 10 - 15 minute taxi ride from the medina and should cost 5 - 6 dinars. The collection of mosaics are stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is a must! Very impressive collection and great design of the museum itself. We aware of the taxi drivers all over Tunis, 3/4 will try to over charge by ridiculous amounts. One asked 30 euros for a 5 dollar trip. We obviously didn't take it, but be conscious that it happens.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Bardo is well laid out in a very beautiful building. Its explanations in four languages are long (very long!) but manageable. If you're not into mosaics, don't come, but otherwise: Do spend a couple of hours here!

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New York
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This unique collection of Roman mosaics ( found in Tunisia ) nare housed in the former palace of the Bey of Tunis. The appartments of the former Bey were designed and made by 17th century Italian artists. The mosaics are of the highest quality. We were only able to sped 2 hours, but the museum really requires a whole day... More

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Porto-Vecchio, France
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Well worth the journey, this place has loads of excellent mosaics. But beware, there's no cafe (as of June 2014) so make sure to bring a bottle of water!

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