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Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater...

Remarkable Roman site of a once prosperous town with the capitol, theater and a Punic mausoleum.

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I really enjoyed this - there's so much here that's preserved so you can really get a feel for the town. You can even see the track marks from the old carts. Mosaics, Roman baths... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2016
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this - there's so much here that's preserved so you can really get a feel for the town. You can even see the track marks from the old carts. Mosaics, Roman baths, the town hall - I would definitely revisit this place.

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Dougga is about two hours from Tunis. I hired a car to drive me there and to the ruins at Bulla Regia. If you like to explore ruins, this is a very fun sight as there are many different ancient streets and paths winding through the site. Dougga is a large site with a wide variety of well preserved structures,... More 

Thank Mitch G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

If you visit Tunisia find a way to get to Dougga. The large ruins site is amazing. The best preserved site in North Africa, Dougga ranks up there with any ruins site in Europe that we've visited. Not only are the ruins incredible, but the lush landscape around them make for some of the most breathtaking views in Tunisia.

Thank smbarks
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Dougga is a must see if you have a free day in Tunis. We are so glad we made the time to visit (it was a full day trip). To get there, we walked to the northern louage station at Bab Saadoun. A louage driver was yelling "DOUGGA, DOUGGA, DOUGGA" and we hopped in and waited for more passengers to... More 

Thank Becky C
Cesano Maderno, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It is a couple of hours from Tunis (the capital) but it is worth the drive! very interesting and huge! a lot of building are still intact. If you like historical places this the perfect place to see ancient ruines.

Thank amintounsi
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

This place combines theaters, temples, baths, houses and Mosaics, it is situated in the north of country and built on top of a hill, it is one of these places where you can walk and touch an enjoy everything. I wish the government pays more attention to this place and start preserving it, all the mosaics are falling apart and... More 

1 Thank BenALDi
Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

really nice place to get away from the city. however, the lack of services is not convenient, there is only one restaurant close to the site with below the avg food. if you wanna visit the site it is better to be prepared and have water, refreshments and maybe some snacks too

Thank mashh0ur
Gradisca d'Isonzo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

If you are in Tunisia and have the opportunity to have a car, a hike in the north the country is recommended. This ancient Roman site, restored and very well preserved, is an excellent destination. Children will enjoy a lot. In spring all around are lush green lawns.

Thank FabrizioCarbognin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Situated on top of a high hill, looking over the plains for approx 50 miles, is this complete roman garrison town - houses, theatre, temples, baths. Mosaics in situ, etc. The best Roman site I have seen!

1 Thank Gary150769
Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We visited this site on a relatively hot day but went early so that we were not too exhausted. The site is huge and you could spend hours exploring the whole place but we found an excellent guide who walked us to the major sites of interest in about 90 minutes, finishing at the amphitheatre. Although the site has not... More 

1 Thank Robin W

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