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The Antonine Baths

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The Antonine Baths
Alt Name:
Parc Archéologique des Thermes Antonine
Ancient Rome
Northern Africa
100AD - 199AD
La Malga Cisterns, The Zaghouan Aqueduct,
Carthage Roman Villas and Kobba Bent el Rey,

The Antonine Baths history

The Antonine Baths was a huge Roman bath complex in ancient Carthage, the well-preserved ruins of which can still be viewed today.

Originally built from 145 to 165 AD, mostly during the reign of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, the Antonine Baths were among the largest baths to be built in the Roman world and were the largest such complex in North Africa.

The baths could cater for a multitude of visitors and contained a number of rooms and chambers standard to such ancient bath complexes, including the Frigidarium (cold room), Caldarium (hot room) and Tepidarium (hot bath).

Although it would have once existed of many stories, the remains that can be seen today are mostly from the lower level.

Despite lacking its original grandeur, the fascinating ruins of the Antonine Baths are certainly worth exploring and provide a picturesque location, positioned as they are against the backdrop of the ocean.


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Laura May
26 Sep, 2014

The loveliest part of these ruins for me are the flowers that grow up next to their own stone images from centuries ago.

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contact details

Address: Parc archéologique des thermes, Carthage, Tunis

Phone: +21 671 730 036 (museum)

E-Mail: info@cometotunisia.co.uk

visitor information

Directions to The Antonine Baths:
The Antonine Baths are located to the east of Byrsa Hill and the nearest TGM station is Carthage-Hannibal.

The Antonine Baths opening times and ticket prices:
The sites within the Carthage Archaeological site are open daily from 8.30am to 5pm (7pm May to mid-Sept). Admission costs around TD9 and includes access to a number of the ancient sites.


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