Bulla Regia
Bulla Regia
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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JCZ64
Silver Spring, MD124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Amazing old roman town in a baking plateau. Incredibly hot place made the romans build their villas as the normally did and you see, as everywhere, hip height walls that you have to imagine the rest. But wait, since it is so hot, the decided to replicate their villas UNDERGROUD. So take the stairs and you are in a perfectly preserved roman villa with air conditioning. Unique in the world and you get the real sense of roman life.
Written June 10, 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,077 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I cannot recommend this enough! Took my breath away. Apparently this is only a third of it. I enjoyed this more than Carthage. Better preserved. The setting is stunning too. Having a guide is a must as they will take you to the highlights and you learn more. I would have missed a lot of the detail, had I not had a guide with me. She was very good. The area is very hot. You can combine your visit with Dougga which is an hour away. If you are doing both, go to Dougga first as it is hotter there. Start early.
Written June 7, 2024
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AAlutam
Canada1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bulla Regia is a little known jewel in the North -west of Tunisia. One takes a short taxi ride from the city of Jendouba to get there. Tickets are between 3-6 dinar per person and totally worth it. This is apparently the only site of Roman ruins in Tunisia where the houses were built underground. So many are still in tact and many of the original mosaics are still there. Start at the public bath work your way around to the house of treasure, the house of the fish, and the Christian church (baptisimal tank still in tact). End with a walk though the forum and on to the theatre. You walk on a road that streched from Carthage through into Algeria. It feels as though you have passed through time. If you speak French or Arabic, usually a local shepherd is willing to give you a tour. Alternately, tours can be arranged at the ticket office across the road.
On your way back into the city, be sure to stop off at Montazeh. This is a lovely, classy cafe / restaurant where it is perfectly fine for women to visit (unlike many coffee shops in town). It is set in the hills, with surrounding trees. This is one place where your feet can soak down into lush grass (nearly year round) and where kids can play at the playground.
This treasure in the North-west should not be missed!
Written March 16, 2010
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Keith H
Crete, Greece137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
This is a site that is not frequently visited. If you have a car or are travelling by public transport this is a must. This ancient city from the Roman era is unique for its in situ mosaics. The villas were built with basements to provide cool in the summer. The mosaics are better than any you will see in the Barda Museum. Our highlight!
Written May 29, 2014
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Mitch G
Redwood City, CA9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
Bulla Regia is a little more than 2 hours from Tunis. I hired a driver and combined a tour here in March 2016 with a visit to Dougga, which is possible but makes for a very long day. Bulla Regia is known for its Roman villas. Like other Roman sites, the portion of the villas that were above ground are largely gone other than the base of walls and columns and several nice mosaic floors. What makes Bulla Regia unique is that the underground level of the villas (built so the owners could escape the summer heat) are remarkably intact with complete courtyards and rooms. Several of them have quite wonderful mosaic floors. The sight has no useful explanatory signs and I hired one of the local guides at the entrance (a very knowledgeable woman with excellent language skills). Although I rarely hire guides on site, I highly recommend this at Bulla Regia because it would be very easy to miss some of the most interesting sights.
Written May 3, 2016
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Matthew W
Launceston, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
These are fantastic ruins in an amazing part of and amazing country. The ruins are in remarkably good conditions, the theatre is beautiful and the underground ("troglodyte-esque") house is stunning. Many mosaics are still in situ, and a bit of water to brush the dust off makes for an amazing photo. strongly suggest you take a guidebook as there is little info at the site itself, the museum across the road (doubles as to key office) can arrange a guide, but for those with more than a passing interest and a bit of pre-reading completed, this will be not be needed. Take lunch with you, but the museum/ticket office is also a cafe and does great cay. Allow at least 4 hrs to explore if you like Roman stuff, the site is enormous! If you have a car, it is an easy day trip from Tabarka. To my mind, Bulla Regia is second only to Dougga, but has the advantage of not seeing that many tour groups on day trips from Tunis.
Written May 11, 2013
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Paul_McHugh
Crewe, UK371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We went here just after Easter 2015. There had been heavy rain so some rooms were closed, but it did not matter. The site is huge, takes 2 - 3 hours to tour, and a guide is essential. With a good guide, the place comes to life, you can imagine the roman men relaxing & feasting, the wealthy women platting their hair or arranging flowers, the slaves brushing the floors or preparing the food, the whole town turning out for the latest theatre performance, and the simple joy of everyday life in this intact Roman city.
It cost 15 Dinar for 2 to enter, and 25 for our guide. She was wonderful, really added colour to the stones, and pointed out the essential details. The mosaics look good on the floor, but when wetted and photographed they appear so much better. (use google images: bulla regia mosaics)
Written April 30, 2015
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Joseph G
Malta158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Unique underground Roman villas with intact moasic flloors still retaining their original colours and beauty.
Written February 13, 2015
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Flying Dutchman
Putignano, Italy131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Bulla Regia

We rented a car (Camelcar.com) and early in the morning we departed heading for Bulla Regia. It was about 150 Km ride and it looks like a walk-over The first part was a highway but suddenly it became a Route National which brought us through small places with always a police control at the beginning of the village, but that seems later quite normal. Moreover there was also a lot of fog , visibility became nearly zero, no other cars were seen and we wonder where we were, traffic indications were not always quite clear and the navigator was not always up to date . After all it took us more than 3 hours to arrive at destination, but it was worthwhile.

Bulla Regia needs a tourist guide otherwise you do not detect the villas in the underground. These marvelous roman villas excavated into the ground with a central court yard open to the sky, which the romans copied from the Berbers . The mosaics you can find in the Bardo Museum in Tunis. There is also very impressive Thermes at the beginning of the entrance.

After that we went into the direction of Dougga
Written January 9, 2019
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RTC411
Honolulu, HI64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
A guide is helpful to interpret this site which is massive. For me, the best part of the city was the underground villa.
This is where a knowledgeable guide comes in to flesh out the story of how and what as well as where to find this structure.
Written May 28, 2018
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