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Address: Byrsa Hill, Carthage, Tunisia
Phone Number:
1/34 10 77

This museum presents artifacts from two thousand years ago, when Carthage...

This museum presents artifacts from two thousand years ago, when Carthage competed with Rome for military and cultural dominance. The Romans burned and pillaged the Phoenician city in 146 BC.

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Full-Day Tour of Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and Bardo Museum from Tunis

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Great museum

The museum has a large collection of old historic statues, coins, weapons, and other great stuff for the old civilizations. it's worth the visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An open ground of history. A museum full of mosaics and Roman and Phoenician statues, buildings. Bi lingual and even trilingual guides. Just a step away from the basilique St Augustin, the 5 star hotel La villa Didon, the train station that takes you to downtown Tunis or Sidi BouSseed and La Marsa. This area is lovely for walks from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is not massive (a good thing in my opinion) but really gets you up close and personal with the ruins of Carthage. There was a man on site who had been there for 40 years- he gave us a walking tour (in English), pointing various points of interest and even condensing centuries of history into his talk. Both... More 

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a large collection of old historic statues, coins, weapons, and other great stuff for the old civilizations. it's worth the visit.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. You can get a card for all five historic sites in carthage for only ten dinar. There are plenty of clean toilets. A nice little souvenir shop abd basic cafe. Little market stalls outside entrance. Fabulous views over tunis. From sousse you can get the louage for ten dinar each way it takes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

On self guided tour of ruins and area. Read in tour book that it was worth a peek. It is. Cost is 10dinar and the area is well signed. Guides are available for donation. Good display of various artifacts of different cultures that occupied area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

I have visited this Museum many times and you can find all Tunisian history in there. You should give it a try.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Included in many tours, or accessible by taxi from Tunis, this is a place I would recommend to anyone interested in ancient ruins. I have visited this site on 3 occasions and I would go again. Wonderful views over the gulf of Tunis, fabulous displays. There are other sites connected to this area - the baths and more.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

There's some pretty cool mosaics here, but if you're mosaic-ed out, I'd recommend skipping...BUT. Do go to the grounds--from the outside of the museum you get AMAZING views of the city! Also, the parking lot is full of souvenir vendors. If you're looking for Carthage souvenirs, this is your bet.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

It's about 1500 sq foot museum it's got some artefacts but I didn't find the information supplied helpful at all, I would like to read more about what we were watching, but no one there again to help or ask, a lot more information required

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit, it will surprise you exactly how big this building was, unfortunately all that is left is the underground heating system - it's also adjacent to their presidential palace so the grounds are patrolled by soldiers

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