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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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Amazing Roman ruins

Dougga is one of the best preserved Roman archaeological sites in North Africa and well worth the 2 or so hours drive out of Tunis. Like most such sites in Tunisia you can pretty... read more

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Tunisia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dougga is one of the best preserved Roman archaeological sites in North Africa and well worth the 2 or so hours drive out of Tunis. Like most such sites in Tunisia you can pretty much wander where you choose. There's usually an English speaking guide around who for about 10 GBP will give you an interesting if sometimes quirky tour.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must see, once in a life time. The place is historical (167-169), imagine that. You can learn in silence about Roman Empire. Very inspiring place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This Roman Ruin is an incredible heritage site in Tunisia. It's just amazing to see the preservation. It's about roughly 110 km from Tunis. The site is an excellent example of Roman/Byzantium life and governance. A wonderful experience. 5/5

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I have seen a lot but this is just unbelievable, the quality and the richness of the site is amazingly well preserved. You are really walking through history in a very cool and relaxed way because it is like walking in an open museum in a park. You can touch and feel the ruins physically and mentally, what a great... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Quite a lot to see as is, but our guide told they've only uncovered but a few of the 60 hectares still get to uncover I couldn't believe it. The narrow alleyways, the tunnels the slaves used and the roads worn down from carts, almost gives you a feeling of what life was like. There are in fact 4 different... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Dougga occupies a fantastic site - on top of a hill overlooking a large fertile plain. Even today, you get a sense of why it was important and the source of its wealth. It is very well preserved and you can see all the normal attributes of a prosperous Roman town - plus some local Punic elements too. If you... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 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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Reviewed 3 May 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 

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Reviewed 1 April 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.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 27 March 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 

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