Bardo Museum, Tunis

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Learn the history of the nation and wider region at Bardo Museum, celebrated for its extensive collection of regional antiquities. Originally a Hafsid palace, the 15th-century building creates an atmospheric setting in which to better understand the heritage of the land and its people. In a country that has seen so many changes over the centuries, the museum tells the story of Tunisia's development from the Classical era onwards, with Roman, early Christian, and Islamic artworks and everyday items displayed in themed rooms. Don't miss the collection of Roman mosaics, which offers a glimpse into the societal workings and beliefs of Roman Africa. Add Bardo Museum to your Tunis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tunis itinerary app .
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  • This museum has more nothing to envy to the most important archaeological museums of the world. Very modern. The collection of frescoes in mosaic is impressive.
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  • Tunisia's last tour was the Bardo Museum. Kasbah square off in the West of the old town located 2-3 km West. Large Museum is a one-hour tour. Museum will go down while watching from the top floor. Stairwell. Column is often excellent. Like this picture a lot there. It devoted one's time to the war from the BC region. Carthage, Rome, and Ottoman Turkey, and
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  • This is a huge building with lots of space to wander and take in the huge array of roman mosaics, statues and other artefacts. The building used to be a royal palace so there are also lots of random e...  more »
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  • If you're into Roman History and mosaic, you will LOVE The bardo in Tunis. We spent the whole day inside the museum but you could probably spend a week in this fabulous museum to truly do it justice. There is so much to see. The mosaics go back to the 1-3 Century and were dedicated to the Emperor Augustus, they are enormous and mostly intact and truly beautiful. The building itself, once the home of the Bey of Tunis, is utterly lovely. The museum feels quite secure.
  • Fantastic museum with plenty of artifacts and mosaics. Some really interesting facts about the history of Tunis. I would say that there isn't enough signage, but I'm comparing it to the ones I usually see in London. Much better than other museums I've been to in far wealthier countries.
  • Excellent collection of mosaics and statues. Could be improved with an audio guide as you go around. It was nearly empty when we visited.
  • Marvelous works of art. A world class collection of mosaics, it's indeed north africa's most interesting exhibit. The tribute done for the victims of the terror attack in 2015 is really respective. It's a must visit if you're in Tunis.
  • Always amazing. Priceless artifacts and a beautiful palace.
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