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Bulla Regia

Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Address: Jendouba, Tunisia
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Underground Roman villas.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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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 

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Crete, Greece
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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 

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Bratislava
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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.

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New York City, New York
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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 

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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 

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Sydney, Australia
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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 

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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 

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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 

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