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“Great mosaics, some rooms still closed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bardo Museum

Bardo Museum
Le Bardo, Tunis 2000, Tunisia
216-1-513-650
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Tunis
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Spectacular Roman mosaics are the high point of this museum.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great mosaics, some rooms still closed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

The Bardo museum has the most impressive collection of mosaics that I've ever seen. They range from Roman to early Christian to Islamic, and I highly recommend making a visit. The entrance fee was 11TND and a photo pass was an additional 1TND. However, not all of the rooms are open due to the renovation. The ones that are blocked off are not systematic, nor are they properly labeled, so be sure to walk around a bit (and try different staircases) to find the rooms that are. You won't be disappointed! Taking the metro was also easy, but be prepared for a little bit of a walk and crossing two streets with no crosswalks.

Visited May 2013
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“Paths of largest crossroads Africas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This Museum offers a unique opportunity to experience most diverse facettes of Tunisia's history ,boasts best preserved colection of Roman Mosaics worldwide and demonstrates the importance of keeping this country in its universal concept as a bridge between cultures and nations

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful Mosaics”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

the Bardo museum is well worth a visit. The building itself is an architectural dream and the mosaics are absolutely beautiful. This is one of the largest collections of roman mosaics in the world from all over Northern Africa. The staff are also very friendly taking time to point out the highlights of the museum

Visited May 2013
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“Walking on History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Bardo Museum in Tunis is glorious. Light, spacious, cool and full of the most amazing collection of mosaics taken from Dougga, Carthage and many more ancient sites in Tunisia. You can walk along the corridors, treading on floor mosaics that normally would be sectioned off from the pounding of feet. The walls are adorned with images of food, battles, roman life and so much more. Some have the appearance of a tapestry that could be found in an English Mansion. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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“Content iss great, fabric a little tired”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

this should be at the top of the list on any visit to Tunis / Carthage. There are hundreds of mosaics: roman, early christian and islamic. My particular favourite was Odysseus / Ulysses with the sirens but there are loads. Even on the floor ( not sure thats a good idea!) You could wizz round here in about an hour & a half if you just want to glance at the mosaics but longer (half a day) would be better and new exhibits seem to be being added all the while

Visited April 2013
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