The Roman villas of Carthage

The Roman villas of Carrthage is a district that brings together the largest number of remains of patrician dwellings unearthed in the ancient metropolis. If the outline, very clear and underlined by the powerful line of a portion of cobbled street, gives a precise idea of the topographic layout of a Roman city, the remaining vestiges give only a vague idea of the approval and of the luxury of these residences which sloped gently down to the seaside.

A house, called “the villa of the aviary”, the best preserved on the site, has been restored to give us a Roman interior from Africa: rooms preceded by a courtyard supported by columns around a central courtyard decorated with a garden and paved with mosaics.
From the terrace, there is a superb view over the bay of Tunis.

Tunisia / Carthage

To See:

– the Malga cisterns
– the amphitheater
– the circus
– the Damous Carita basilica
– the Antonine baths
– theater
– the so-called Odéon district

Opening time:
– From 16/09 to 31/05: 08.30 – 17.00
– From 01/06 to 15/09: 08:00 – 18:00

Ramadan timetable:
08.00 – 17.00

Entrance fees:
12 dinars

Group ticket. Open all week.

– Bathroom
– Shop
– Cafeteria

The Roman villas of Carthage in pictures

Les villas Romaines de Carthage
Les villas Romaines de Carthage

The Roman villas in video

The villas on the map