"Dougga - A Roman town with a view" Dougga by Willettsworld

Dougga Travel Guide: 62 reviews and 209 photos

Dougga (or Thugga as it's sometimes known), is the best preserved Roman city in Africa. It's set in a beautiful picturesque setting, surrounded by pastureland and olive-groves over rolling hills in which it overlooks. You get a great idea of why it was built here and what life was once like for its residents by walking around the ruins and taking in the views. I came here one morning after an overnight stop in Le Kef, on my way to Tunis, so it can be easily visited as part of a daytrip from both. For Roman buffs, it simply can't be missed if you're thinking of coming to Tunisia. Highlights include the imposing Capitole, the 3,500 seat theatre and some 21 temples as well as many fine villas, bathing houses and even a brothel.

  • Last visit to Dougga: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 30, 2008
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    Nov 25, 2008 at 10:34 PM

    I also came on recommendation of Jean-Louis and I am happy that he told me :-) What a fantastic site!! Your descriptions are perfect! And I never imagined that it could be that green and lush in Tunisia.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    I came to this page on recommendation of JLBG, and I agree that this is a very informative page on an important but little-known site.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    This is a superb page on this too little known location. You have made a very thorough visit and an excellent report! Your photos are very informative.

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