We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bulla Regia

Jendouba, Tunisia
Improve this listing
95%
Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Jendouba
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Write a Review

22 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    11
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Denver, Colorado, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had no idea Tunisia had such terrific Roman ruins. This is a good site for a day trip from Tunis, combined with Dougga, which is an absolute must see. We had the entire site to ourselves. Beautiful ruins, huge villas obviously owned by super wealthy Roman citizens, and very well preserved mosaics in place. We hired an excellent guide,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crete, Greece
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
44 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a site that is not frequently visited. If you have a car or are travelling by public transport this is a must. This ancient city from the Roman era is unique for its in situ mosaics. The villas were built with basements to provide cool in the summer. The mosaics are better than any you will see in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bratislava
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Beautiful ancient city with rare underground villas and great mosaic decorations. Other preserved and excavated buildings are theatre, basilica, lot of baths and part of forum.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We hired a guide from "tours by locals" for a day trip from Tunis to Dougga and "somewhere else". This was the somewhere else. A glorious baking hot day in July, made it totally understandable why the romans built living space underground. The drive from there to Dougga was wonderful, mile upon mile of rolling hills and over 1 small... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

These are fantastic ruins in an amazing part of and amazing country. The ruins are in remarkably good conditions, the theatre is beautiful and the underground ("troglodyte-esque") house is stunning. Many mosaics are still in situ, and a bit of water to brush the dust off makes for an amazing photo. strongly suggest you take a guidebook as there is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
51 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

A little known site and could be better kept but worth seeing for the mosaics and villas alone. I was suprised at the condition of the mosacis especially at the House of the Hunt, where considering there is no protection from the elements with a drop of water the colours are vibrant and alive. The underground villas and the mosaics... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This was a very beautiful place to visit. It's just amazing how the ruins are still in good condition. All the title work was done by hand and it's in wonderful condition to see. Lots of walking and going up and downstairs for the underground houses. You have a tour guide to take you around and tell u the history... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

Bulla Regia is a little known jewel in the North -west of Tunisia. One takes a short taxi ride from the city of Jendouba to get there. Tickets are between 3-6 dinar per person and totally worth it. This is apparently the only site of Roman ruins in Tunisia where the houses were built underground. So many are still in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6

Travelers who viewed Bulla Regia also viewed

Beja Governorate, Tunisia

Been to Bulla Regia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bulla Regia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?