Thuburbo Majus
Thuburbo Majus
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RicherTrips
Monterrey, Mexico4,230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This Roman city might not be as big or imposing as Dougga, but has a lot to offer. Temples, baths, markets and houses have not survived as complete, but it compensate the visit with many mosaics.

It’s hard to understand how tourists can just walk on top of the mosaics, but the site has not been properly taken care of. Grass is growing between the rocks and trash dotted the entire site.

The information panels on each building were blank, but a staff of technicians were instaling spot lights. Worst of all, my husband and I were the only tourists there.

I´ve seen pictures of Petronio´s Palestra before the intervention, and it looked much more beautiful. I understand the need of structural reinforcement, but I wish they had built something less invasive. Now, it´s like a smile with brackets!
Written 15 February 2022
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peetajohn
Norton, UK674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is one a several absolutely wonderful Roman sites in Tunisia. When we visited in October, as with all the other places we visited, we practically had the place to ourselves!
It was a great place to wander about - plenty of beautiful remains - and lots more to be uncovered in time. There is very little in the way of desciption boards so you need a guide or guidebook to get the best out of a visit.
Maybe not one of the top five attractions but I am glad I visited it - dont miss it.
Written 1 November 2019
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David B
Delray Beach, FL1,106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is an important Roman site that is not in the top 10. Worth a visit because it has lots of ruins over a large area and you may have the site all to yourself for taking photos. You do not need a guide, but signage is a bit faded and a little pretrip reading up on the site would be good. The small gift shop was closed on our Saturday visit. The site has restrooms.
Written 15 February 2019
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connaught
Taipei / London132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Devoid of any other visitors (or touts or guides to hire) when we visited late afternoon this past Saturday during low season. 7 dinar per person to enter. Signage in relatively good condition, in French, Arabic and English.

Not as large as Dugga but still with a wealth of ruins in good condition, and much less spread out than Carthage.

We stopped on our way back from Dugga to Tunis, using the location shown on google maps.

Highly recommended. Wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven ground.
Written 10 December 2017
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Faisal Albadr
Doha, Qatar426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Thuburbo majus is a major Roman site in Tunis .. happy to see this place in my life and hope to see more .
Written 7 September 2017
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Yassin Khadraoui
Hawalli, Kuwait75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
When we stand there , we felt that we went back in history to gold ages of the Roman empire. Oustanding archeological site
Written 22 September 2016
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joseimfigueira
Geneva, Switzerland298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Great archeological site in the countryside. If you are traveling by road and searching for a lapse of history this is a must stop place. Apart from the nice Tunis you get a great feeling and sense of space division. The government is currently renovating the facilities.
Written 13 August 2016
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Roger R
Exeter, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
Worth the search, yes the directions can be hard to fathom but when you arrive you will be mesmerised. Punic / Roman city not even half uncovered, one wonders what else lies beneath the ground? The early church with a cruciform baptismal pool is fairly easy to find, and, for anyone with a sense of history, totally engrossing. Loved the grey marble columns with yellow streaks... a modern room dressers dream!
Written 23 May 2016
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Robin F
Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Although Tunisia has some of the finest Roman ruins in North Africa and probably the most numerous, the most popular archaeological sites are often overrun by tourists (eg. Dougga, Carthage). Thuburbo Majus is not easy to find (it is signposted on the road FROM Tunis but not the opposite direction!) but well worth the trip. There are no guides or any placards around the site but our guide book provided us with enough information to make the visit enjoyable. It was lovely to be able to wander around the ruins without hindrance and take our time. The views from the site across the fields are also wonderful.
Written 13 November 2015
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holidayseeker
Derry, UK3,655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
We visited here on our way to Dougga and really enjoyed this Punic/Roman site. It was deserted and looks like hardly anyone ever visits. Well preserved and in a remote site .
Written 3 November 2014
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