Tiddis Roman Ruins
Tiddis Roman Ruins
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Naija M
Algiers, Algeria667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
This site is just over 30 minutes away from Constantine by car. I paid a taxi driver to take me and hang around to take me back to Constantine. Public transport probably isn’t an option. The surrounding scenery is quite beautiful, at least it was on the sunny day in April when I visited. The ruins cover quite a large area, but there were only about twenty other people there when I visited so it was very quiet and peaceful. I enjoyed waking around the hilly grounds taking in the ruins. I guess some people would feel the need for a guide or a guide book but I was content to just absorb the views. It’s probably staying the obvious but I advise sensible footwear as the terrain is quite rocky/hilly.
Written April 2, 2021
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jcaulum
Minneapolis, MN226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Visited Tiddis with some locals who had visited before but didn't know much about details. We didn't either, so we just walked all around the beautiful hillside site. We were the ONLY VISITORS for the whole 90 minutes we were there. That's part of the reason that being an English speaking tourist in Algeria is so wonderful-- it really feels like you have the place to yourself.
That said, sometimes that means you don't have as many resources for your travels-- few travel guides (neither books nor people), and even very little online info about Algeria.
I'd recommend Tiddis if you have a car to get there (or a travel guide with a car) and also if you can get the (excellent!) Tiddis quidebook that you CAN'T buy at Tiddis. We actually bought ours the next day when we visited Djemila, a much more developed and organized Roman Ruin about 90 minutes from Constantine.
So-- I'd recommend doing Djemila first, buying the guidebooks for Tiddis there-- and then doing Tiddis after that.
Beautiful views of the surrounding valleys from Tiddis, one of very few mountainside Roman ruins in the world.
Written October 14, 2017
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Margarita S
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Business
When we arrived to this roman ruins we couldn,t believe our eyes that a whole roman town was still alive and no many people know about it. We really felt like we were discovering an old town still with all the signs of houses, temples and roman baths and all for the price of 50c...Unbelievable Algeria once more
Written November 8, 2018
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Sinisa Von Feliks
Serbia423 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
As explained by the local guide, Tiddis was one of the first urban agglomerations that may be defined as "industrial tannery".

Dating back to approx. 2500 years ago, this native berber town of ancient North Africa's Numidia kingdom has clear 'romanisation' signs from early rock art inscriptions and pottery to Rome's standard urbanization system (public baths, sanctuary, monumental gate, temples, water tanks/cisterns..).

Despite Byzantium succeeded Rome in ruling north african colonies, Castellum Tidditanorum has been gradually abandoned because of sources lack, and the Christian community disappeard between 7th and 9th century due to the Arab conquest..

It's worth a stop-by.
Written August 10, 2019
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BaghdadSuzanne
Brussels, Belgium286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
Far from anywhere,with no explanations or guide to explain anything, we clambered up and down the hillside, looking into each nook and cranny, seeing a different aspect to the site the higher we went. It was really a fabulous visit, even if it is deserted. But maybe that is part of its charm.
Written October 14, 2017
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Fayeq Al-natour
Algiers, Algeria981 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
The way to Tidiss is amasing,mainly during spring time,full of green,flowers,nice weather.Then when you arrive the historical ruins of Tidis you feel that you are a Romanian Emperor.
Written January 22, 2018
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YorkHiker
Yorkshire, UK1,391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
The Tiddis Roman ruins are located on a high hill side, overlooking scenic Algerian valleys and a town far below. Of all the ruins I visited in Algeria, this is the highest and the one and with the best views. At the time of my visit, there were no other tourists or locals at the site. The ruins here are partly built into caves and rock faces.

Tiddis' ruins here have less stand-out set piece sights that other ruins in Algeria. The main street has two impressive Roman arches, but otherwise the remaining ruins are quite low. The backdrop vista of the ruins makes them enjoyable to explore and photogenic. Madure and Khemissa have more to see, but if you have time squeeze this site in because of its location and caves.
Written March 2, 2016
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daniela k
Prague, Czech Republic22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Perfect place for Roman ruins hunters! Beautiful natural scenery together with the red shade of the soil and stones in the area really calls for the name "Red city of Gods". Guides are not able to speak English or French, but we got the warning of the snakes. The place is not so big, but really nice.
Written May 9, 2017
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rob2269
Grand Junction, CO473 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
I spent my 58th birthday roaming the Tiddis site. I was the only tourist, so no crowds of annoying, complaining idiots. The views across the area from the ruins were excellent. Tiddis was a defensive town, so be prepared for very uneven footing and lots of climbing. The site guards walk the site instead of hanging out in the office, so you are perfectly safe if you think Algeria is hazardous. The parking lot is the most level area and it was not exactly flat. The toilet was very basic, so make sure you have toilet paper in your pocket. No water and no souvenir shops, so I had to purchase a book on Tiddis at Timgad. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
Written February 14, 2017
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