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Timgad

Address: Batna, Algeria
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Batna
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This ancient city still demonstrates Roman grid town planning.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This ancient city still demonstrates Roman grid town planning.
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Olias del Rey, Spain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Well, the ruins of the old city of Timgad are really amazing to visit, the place is very nice and there is a very big area to visit. The conservation is really good in some places and the atmosphere is great. It's a must of your visit to Batna

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Seoul, South Korea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I visited this place in 2010 with the help of my local Algerian friend. I had no idea about this place before so when i arrived there, i was so surprised by the scale of the remains there and then by the fact that we were almost the only people on that huge place. It seemed very surreal. I'm not... More 

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Catalunya
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190 reviews 190 reviews
57 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Close to Timgad city. You need 2h minimum to walk around this fabolous ruins. Main streets and lots of basement houses are almost alive. Splendid Arc of Trajan. Columns of Capitolium. Teathre. Forum. Letrins, and much more. Really worth to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Merveilleux so so beautiful i can't explain the feeling, many things very interested i can't forget☺☺

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Palm Coast, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My travel toTimgad was in 1998. (My visit was before Timgad became a World Heritage site) I was visiting with friends in a nearby city when they offered to take me to the "pays des Chaoui" (the land of the Chaouia). "Algeria's best kept secret" was my first thought. I was awestruck! The roads we walked on were so wide... More 

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Centralia, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

In 1978 while employed in Skikda, Algeria, I had two opportunities to visit Timgad. The description by Ihab Z in November 2012 fulfills the details of the remains of the city. However I left myself with a puzzling question about what I saw. There is no evidence of any vegetation having ever been there. No evidence of a source of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The site of Timgad is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. It is very impressive, a typical roman city well conserved with its streets, theatre, library, baths, toilets..etc The arch of Trajan is really impressive. It is close to the city with the same name 'Timgad' about 40km from the city of Batna. If you are in the region... More 

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

On a short tour in Nov 2012 when I visited Algeria to prepare for prmoting more tours to it in the USA, I was delighted to visit the Algerian “piece de resistance“, we headed to Timgad, the Pompeii of Africa. This without a doubt was the highlight of my journey. It was constructed under Trajan as a bulwark against the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
5 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The site is an excellent example of the Roman street and housing grid.

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