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Stunning UNESCO listed Roman ruins

Words can hardly describe thrill of seeing these ruins for the first time. The Arch of Trajan... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2017
Biscuit12
via mobile
This was one of the highlights of our trip

I cannot believe we had never heard of this place before going to Algeria. Absolutely a jewel... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2017
monica_bcn
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Barcelona
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This ancient city still demonstrates Roman grid town planning.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“trajan” (4 reviews)
“toilet” (2 reviews)
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Batna, Algeria
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Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Words can hardly describe thrill of seeing these ruins for the first time. The Arch of Trajan dominates the site. The ruins are well preserved and perfectly safe for foreign visitors. During the civil war the area was very dangerous but now is very peaceful....More

Thank Biscuit12
Reviewed March 22, 2017

I cannot believe we had never heard of this place before going to Algeria. Absolutely a jewel!! There are no tourists (as for the rest of Algeria) which is unbelievable. Absolutely breathtaking!! Vast and well preserved, In comparison, Pompeii is tiny!

Thank monica_bcn
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Timgad is a long drive from anywhere, but well worth the trip. Timgad is a complete city. From the dolphin toilets to the wheel ruts under the Triumph Arch this site is unique. I have been to Roman Ruins in every modern country where Rome...More

2  Thank rob2269
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Timgad is huge, and has some amazing set-piece ruins. It is the best and largest ruins I have visited. The city includes a theatre, colonnaded streets, communal toilets, excellent triumphal arch and a tall temple ruin. Unlike other Roman ruin sites in Algeria, there will...More

3  Thank YorkHiker
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited this site during the weekend while traveling for business. Amazing place, very quiet and obviously on the border of the Roman empire to the south. Not well know and not a big international tourist attraction but worth visiting.

Thank worldtraveller046
Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Timgad and Djemila are both remarkable places and any visit to Algeria is not complete without a visit to both of them. The Timgad site is extensive and the arch and theatre have both been well reconstructed to show how they appeared in Roman times....More

5  Thank KGB777
Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank santigomezruiz
Reviewed August 6, 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...More

3  Thank Baewon
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

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.

4  Thank llampec
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

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

2  Thank Tniñat E
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