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Address: Batna, Algeria
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This ancient city still demonstrates Roman grid town planning.

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Largest and most impressive Roman Ruins I have visited

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2016
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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 be local and international tourists at Timgad (also at Djemila and Tipaza). Two negative points,... More 

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Nijmegen, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars 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. Local guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately the museum has apparently been closed for some time... More 

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Olias del Rey, Spain
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5 of 5 stars 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 your visit to Batna

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 were almost the only people on that huge place. It seemed very surreal. I'm not... More 

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Catalunya
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

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

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My travel toTimgad was in 1998. (My visit was before Timgad became a World Heritage site) I was visiting with friends in a nearby city when they offered to take me to the "pays des Chaoui" (the land of the Chaouia). "Algeria's best kept secret" was my first thought. I was awestruck! The roads we walked on were so wide... More 

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Centralia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

In 1978 while employed in Skikda, Algeria, I had two opportunities to visit Timgad. The description by Ihab Z in November 2012 fulfills the details of the remains of the city. However I left myself with a puzzling question about what I saw. There is no evidence of any vegetation having ever been there. No evidence of a source of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

The site of Timgad is one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. It is very impressive, a typical roman city well conserved with its streets, theatre, library, baths, toilets..etc The arch of Trajan is really impressive. It is close to the city with the same name 'Timgad' about 40km from the city of Batna. If you are in the region... More 

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