3 Roman Monuments You Should See When Visiting Tunisia

Amphitheater of El Jem. Photo by Serge Krasnov on Unsplash

Tunisia is one of the most beautiful countries of modern North Africa, but did you know it was ruled by the Romans for many centuries? That’s part of the reason why you can find Roman ruins scattered all across this country, and these three deserve a spot on your bucket list.

Amphitheater of El Jem

If you want to visit an ancient Roman amphitheater that looks just like the Colosseum, El Jem is the place to be. The Amphitheater is one of the best-preserved in the entire world—and is also one of the largest, with the estimated capacity is 35,000.

Baths of Antoninus

If you’re interested in exploring Tunisia’s Roman ties, Carthage is the best place to start. It used to be one of the most important centers of the Roman Empire outside of Europe, and the Baths of Antoninus are the best reminder of its ancient past.


North Africa’s best-preserved Roman small town is home to many Roman ruins that led to significant archaeological discoveries. The list of monuments you can visit in Dougga includes several temples and Roman baths, and a well-preserved Roman theater.

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