Dougga

 

Dougga is an extensive set of ruins of a Roman town and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in a beautiful rural setting in north-central Tunisia.

It is home to a remarkable group of public buildings, mostly from the 2nd and 3rd centuries, and is the best preserved example of an Africo-Roman town in North Africa.

Among its grounds are temples and sanctuaries, forums, public baths, theatre, amphitheatre, circus, market, public cisterns and fountains, etc. Private life is also well represented by large and small houses, shops, and mausolea.

Dougga’s isolated setting makes it easy to roam around but also means that round-trip transportation must be arranged.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   World Heritage Site
   Lonely Planet
   Rough Guide

 

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Royal Rihana Hotel

Offering an indoor pool and a restaurant, Royal Rihana Hotel is located in Ain Draham. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$59

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La Cigale Tabarka

Located in the Tunisian coastal town of Tabarka, La Cigale Tabarka is just 20 metres from the beach. It offers 2 outdoor swimming pools and a terrace overlooking the sea. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hotel Alrawabi

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel Alrawabi is located in Nefza, 28 km from Tabarka. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and satellite channels. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$23

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Hotel Mehari Tabarka

Offering an outdoor pool and an indoor pool, Hotel Residence Mehari Tabarka is located in Tabarka. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Private bathroom also comes with a bath. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

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Hotel Les Mimosas

Hotel Les Mimosas is set just 500 metres from the beach in Tabarka and offers an outdoor swimming pool lined with deck chairs. The on-site restaurant has a view of the sea and the mountains. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29 - $37

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hotel Alrawabi

Hotel Alrawabi

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel Alrawabi is located in Nefza, 28 km from Tabarka. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and satellite channels. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$23

$23-
Hotel Les Mimosas

Hotel Les Mimosas

Hotel Les Mimosas is set just 500 metres from the beach in Tabarka and offers an outdoor swimming pool lined with deck chairs. The on-site restaurant has a view of the sea and the mountains. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29 - $37

$29-
Hotel Mehari Tabarka

Hotel Mehari Tabarka

Offering an outdoor pool and an indoor pool, Hotel Residence Mehari Tabarka is located in Tabarka. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Private bathroom also comes with a bath. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Hotel Itropika Beach

Hotel Itropika Beach

Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool, Hotel Itropika Beach is situated in Tabarka. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$44

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Royal Rihana Hotel

Royal Rihana Hotel

Offering an indoor pool and a restaurant, Royal Rihana Hotel is located in Ain Draham. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$59

$59-
Marina Prestige Tabarka

Marina Prestige Tabarka

Marina Prestige Tabarka offers accommodation in Tabarka. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. This hotel features both free WiFi and free private parking. A flat-screen TV is featured. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$64

$64-
Dar El Henchir

Dar El Henchir

Situated in Ousseltia, Dar El Henchir offers a barbecue and sun terrace. Kairouan is 46 km from the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Bike hire is available at the property and the area is popular for cycling. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
La Cigale Tabarka

La Cigale Tabarka

Located in the Tunisian coastal town of Tabarka, La Cigale Tabarka is just 20 metres from the beach. It offers 2 outdoor swimming pools and a terrace overlooking the sea. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$111 - $602

$111-

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Archeological Sites
Before the Roman annexation of Numidia, the town of Thugga, built on an elevated site overlooking a fertile plain, was the capital of an important Libyco-Punic state. It flourished under Roman and Byzantine rule, but declined in the Islamic period. The impressive ruins that are visible today give some idea of the resources of a small Roman town on the fringes of the empire. The site of conserves the complete ruins of an antique city, with all its components, and provides the best known example of town layout of an indigenous foundation adapted to Roman town planning.

Allow at least two hours, but preferably half a day to see the site in its entirety. There are few restrictions as to where you can walk. Use a return taxi trip, because there will almost certainly be no taxis waiting to pick up passengers leaving Dougga (as it is in the middle of nowhere). Or visit as part of an organized trip.

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