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Address: Batna, Algeria
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This ancient city still demonstrates Roman grid town planning.

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This was one of the highlights of our trip

I cannot believe we had never heard of this place before going to Algeria. Absolutely a jewel!! There are no tourists (as for the rest of Algeria) which is unbelievable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot believe we had never heard of this place before going to Algeria. Absolutely a jewel!! There are no tourists (as for the rest of Algeria) which is unbelievable. Absolutely breathtaking!! Vast and well preserved, In comparison, Pompeii is tiny!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Timgad is a long drive from anywhere, but well worth the trip. Timgad is a complete city. From the dolphin toilets to the wheel ruts under the Triumph Arch this site is unique. I have been to Roman Ruins in every modern country where Rome conquered except Libya, so I have numerous sites for comparison. Timgad is very large, wear... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Timgad is huge, and has some amazing set-piece ruins. It is the best and largest ruins I have visited. The city includes a theatre, colonnaded streets, communal toilets, excellent triumphal arch and a tall temple ruin. Unlike other Roman ruin sites in Algeria, there will be local and international tourists at Timgad (also at Djemila and Tipaza). Two negative points,... More 

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Nijmegen, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Visited this site during the weekend while traveling for business. Amazing place, very quiet and obviously on the border of the Roman empire to the south. Not well know and not a big international tourist attraction but worth visiting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Timgad and Djemila are both remarkable places and any visit to Algeria is not complete without a visit to both of them. The Timgad site is extensive and the arch and theatre have both been well reconstructed to show how they appeared in Roman times. Local guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately the museum has apparently been closed for some time... More 

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Olias del Rey, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

Well, the ruins of the old city of Timgad are really amazing to visit, the place is very nice and there is a very big area to visit. The conservation is really good in some places and the atmosphere is great. It's a must of your visit to Batna

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

I visited this place in 2010 with the help of my local Algerian friend. I had no idea about this place before so when i arrived there, i was so surprised by the scale of the remains there and then by the fact that we were almost the only people on that huge place. It seemed very surreal. I'm not... More 

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Catalunya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Close to Timgad city. You need 2h minimum to walk around this fabolous ruins. Main streets and lots of basement houses are almost alive. Splendid Arc of Trajan. Columns of Capitolium. Teathre. Forum. Letrins, and much more. Really worth to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Merveilleux so so beautiful i can't explain the feeling, many things very interested i can't forget☺☺

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

My travel toTimgad was in 1998. (My visit was before Timgad became a World Heritage site) I was visiting with friends in a nearby city when they offered to take me to the "pays des Chaoui" (the land of the Chaouia). "Algeria's best kept secret" was my first thought. I was awestruck! The roads we walked on were so wide... More 

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