About Dougga

Dougga was a small Roman town of roughly 160 acres in northern Tunisia. Unlike Carthage and other larger archaeological sites, Dougga is a quieter getaway for modern visitors. 

This off-the-beaten-track site is better preserved than others, with monuments from the Numidian-Berber, Libyco-Punic, Byzantine, and Roman eras. The town showcases a necropolis, temples of Saturn and Juno Caelestis, the capitol, theatre, sanctuary, steles, and a mausoleum. Dougga, previously known as Thugga, declined during the Islamic period. The town was built on the hillside and was probably one of the first capitals of the Numidian Kingdom.

Get adventurous and stroll around this ancient, enthralling UNESCO World Heritage Site. Engross yourself in Roman history surrounded by olive trees. Immerse yourself in this seventeenth-century timeless masterpiece!

Must See

  • A small, well-preserved town in North Africa
  • An ancient city situated in the mountainous inland of Tunisia
  • An archaeological site with well- preserved ruins 
  • An antique city not to be missed by travel aficionados and history buffs.

How to reach

By train: 7 hours 10 minutes, 38.65 DT

By taxi: 4 hours 13 minutes, 184. 04 DT

(115.1 km) via A3 and P5

Tips

  • A UNESCO world heritage site which must not be missed
  • Incredible reins of the Roman city intrigue you
  • Incredible landscapes will fascinate you 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing 
  • You can explore one of the most amazing archeological sites in the world
  • The village has well-preserved ruins which make your visit a memorable one
  •  This site is a treasure trove of cultural heritage
  • A place to explore due to its history and beauty 
  • Stay hydrated as you may have to walk around a bit 

 

Visit Time

Sunday:         8:30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Monday:        8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday:       8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday:      8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m

Friday:           8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday:      8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

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Waiting Time

10 to 30 minutes

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 38.32°C

 

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