"Le Bardo Museum" Le Bardo by Willettsworld

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The Bardo Museum is a must visit whilst in Tunis. Located a few kilometres west of the Medina and city centre, the museum is dominated by a vast collection of wonderful Roman mosaics that once adorned Roman Africa's grandest villas. In fact, there is no other museum in the world, even in Italy, where you get the chance to see countless huge mosaics, statues, figurines and other remains. The exhibits come from all over Tunisia from such places as nearby Carthage, Dougga, Sousse, El-Jem, Bulla Regia, Thuburbo Majus and Oudhna. Not only does it house Roman remains but it also houses Punic and early Christian finds.

The museum is housed in a wonderful palace that was the former official residence of the Husseinite beys that was built in the 13th century. It was later rebuilt in the 17th century and enlarged by a succession of Husseinites before becoming a museum in 1888. When you're visiting look at the building as well as the exhibits!

  • Last visit to Le Bardo: Dec 2007
  • Intro Written Feb 16, 2008
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