About Baths of Antoninus

Leave your rubber ducky at home. You won’t need it at the Baths of Antoninus, or Baths of Carthage. These are the largest Roman baths built in Africa, and one of the three largest of the entire Roman Empire. They were named after the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.

The Baths are laid out with an octagonal hot room in the centre, with smaller saunas surrounding it. Cold rooms, pillars, and a swimming pool are additional features. There were also gymnasiums where bathers could wrestle naked! The pillars of the cold room will give you a sense of the sheer size of what it would have looked like in the second century. Don’t be confused about what looks like a theatre. It’s actually a lavatory where 80 people could use the facilities at once.

Today, the Baths of Antoninus are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Must See

  • Octagonal sauna
  • Seaside swimming pool
  • Archaeological park 
  • Monument
  • Plan of the bath complex
  • Impressive buildings 
  • Stunning landscapes

How to reach

Baths of Antoninus is (17.4 km) via N9 from city center

By train: 4 hours 45 minutes, 18 DT 

By Taxi: 3 hours, 124 DT

 

Tips

  • The stunning views of the place will mesmerize the visitors
  • The bath complex is impressive and exhilarating 
  • Historical buildings surrounded by an amazing landscape the visitor
  • The ruins are good dating back in history, which may be of intrigue 
  • It is nice to see the ancient historical place and to walk the Roman paths making the visit memorable 
  •  See the old Roman baths and marine walls are all well preserved invoking a sense of serenity 
  • You get a glimpse of arches which provide shade and relaxation from the bustling city life
  • Awesome place near a gorgeous hill area around the sea the memories of  which you will cherish
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Stay hydrated to beat the heat

Visit Time

Mid-September to March

Sunday:                 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday:                8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday:               8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday:          8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday:              8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday:                   8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday:               8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

April to Mid-September

Sunday:                 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday:                 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday:                8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday:           8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday:               8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday:                    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday:                8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Waiting Time

Nil

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Adults:                          86 DT

Children:                      78 DT

Adults: Carthage pass 10 DT

 

 

 

 

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 34.96°C

 

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