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Bardo Museum

Le Bardo, Tunis 2000, Tunisia
216-1-513-650
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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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New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The newly refurbished Bardo Museum is definitely worth a visit. The mosaics are absolutely amazing and you can get very close to see them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful mosaics. Quite and cool. Overall one of the most peaceful places in the city. I gladly payed the ten dinar more than once to have a place to sit and write sans cigarette smoke or unwanted attention.

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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

you can't leave Tunisi and Tunisia without seeing this attraction. Unique. You can find big roman mosaics that we don't find anymore in our country. Archeological museum: you can compare the mosaics of different historical times: roman, punic, christian, islamic. Fascinating. Big rooms and a really beautiful palace. You have to see the little bronze figurines of dwarf: wonderful. More... More

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Chicago
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95 reviews 95 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A visit to Tunis would not be complete without a visit to the Bardo Museum which houses an excellent collection of mosaics, statuary and artifacts spanning the ages. Here you'll find all the Carthage that you wished was on the Carthage tour and so much more. Arrive early, when the museum opens, and give yourself a few hours to take... More

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Pisa, Italy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Worth the trip: the most impressive display of mosaics I ever saw. You will not find such a display of Roman mosaics in Roms itself, unique and a true must.

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Virginia
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34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The collection is massive and appropriately exhibited. The building that houses the antiquities is very contemporary but fitting to enable to provide the walls that are needed to display huge mosaic pieces. Some tiles are very small that when viewing the art work from a distance it looks like a tapestry. And yes, some if the tiles are exhibited for... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went to the Bardo Museum the first day after arriving in Tunis, which was great because my visit gave me a wonderful perspective of the places I would see in Tunisia. It is a lovely, relaxing place where you can absorb the history and culture of Tunisia...totally awesome experience.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Two connected, but different, streams of cultural and religious history. Huge collection of mosaics - many being put to the purpose they were designed for: being walked on. Just think about walking on two thousand years of history. Lots about early christian development and the hugely important role Tunisia played in terms of thought, symbology, and ceremony. Take a guide... More

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