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Dougga, Beja Governorate

#9 of 78 in Historic Sites in Tunisia
Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Ramble through the deserted, cobblestoned streets of Dougga, the best-preserved Roman town in North Africa and a World Heritage Site. Perched on a rocky hilltop above fertile plains, this archeological site features not only an ancient Roman capitol with a large theater, but also the remains of earlier structures, including a Punic-Libyan mausoleum. The small town prospered under Roman and Byzantine rules, during which its wealthy residents built 20 temples, misleading scholars to believe that this was a major religious site. Notice the intricate floor mosaics and look for the remains of Roman baths, a circus, and two triumphal arches. PutDougga into our Beja Governorate trip maker app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very beautiful roman era town. Theatre (very well preserved), temples (good example of african roman construction), streets (remarkable craftmanship still apparemt), houses, cisterns in a stunning...  more »
  • Dougga, Roman ruins in Tunisia. I was impressed with Ezied when he guided me around Carthage and decided to engage him once again on the tour of Dougga. We departed at 9:00 am and the road was in...  more »
  • Don’t even hesitate - find a tour operator who will take you out here and book! This is a remarkable site with some of the best preserved Roman architecture in North Africa. It is really impressive and overwhelming - the forum, the baths or even the amphitheater- the site is extensive and amazing
  • Fantastic Roman ruins. Very peaceful and well worth the visit

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