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Bulla Regia

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Bulla Regia
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Ancient Rome
100BC - 1BC
Jendouba, Tabarka,
El Jem Amphitheatre, The Bardo Museum,
Dougga, Djemila,

Bulla Regia history

Bulla Regia is a significant Ancient Roman archaeological site in Tunisia with a fascinating set of subterranean villas and other monuments.

Tunisia was annexed into the Roman Empire in approximately 46 BC, under Julius Caesar. Previously a Berber site, Bulla Regia flourished under the Romans, who built a series of monuments and public buildings in the area, such as its amphitheatre.

Amongst the remains at Bulla Regia, there are its famous two-storey villas, with the lower storey located underground to protect its inhabitants from the elements. A further characteristic of these villas is the fact that many of them contain original Roman mosaics, still in situ.

Bulla Regia features as one of our Top 10 Tunisian Visitor Attractions.


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Dan Carpenter
06 Mar, 2015

When we visited, there were restoration crews applying tender care to these spectacular mosaics. Preserving them for visitors for many years to come.

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contact details

Address: Route C59, Northwest Tunisia

Phone: Contact local tourist office

visitor information

Directions to Bulla Regia:
Bulla Regia is located approximately 60km south of Tabarka in Tunisia. Several tour companies go there – ask your hotel.

Bulla Regia opening times and ticket prices:
Open daily, 8am-6pm. Entry costs 2 DT, 1 DT extra for camera.


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