The National Bardo Museum, Tunis

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Learn the history of the nation and wider region at The National 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 The National Bardo Museum to your Tunis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tunis itinerary app .
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  • Some of the sections of the renovation is also a museum where you will see the most spectacular examples of the art of mosaic, enjoyable to wander. 09:30 also opens at the opening of a lot of laps to be expected. I suggest you go like 10:00 because the tours are logged in
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  • The mosaics collection is incredible and the museum itself is situated in a 19th century palace with incredible ceilings throughout. I was on the fence about coming originally but I am so so glad I di...  more »
  • This museum was very interesting. We especially enjoyed all the ancient artifacts and colourful mosaic blocks.  more »
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  • Highly impressed with the collection of Roman mosaics. A must visit if you are in Tunis if you are a mosaic lover and appreciate art. Our guide, who was funny and quirky, explained everything clearly and it is a good idea to hire a guide unless you like to explore on your own. Excellent toilet facilities and friendly staff. Apart from slightly pesky hawkers at the entrance, it was a memorable trip to the best museum in Tunisia.
  • International class museum of Tunisian history. The intricate Roman mosaics are well known as the highlight, but also there are items from Phoenician times as well as the post Roman and early Islamic eras. Very quiet when I visited due to the noticeable lack of tourists at the moment, so no need to go at the opening time of 9:30. (Closed Mondays). Easy to get to on the metro. Line 4 with its own station.
  • Besides the coffins hall, all areas were open and it wasn't crowded at all besides some tourists. The necessity of a guide depends if you are familiar with Carthage history or not. It's free for Tunisian students as well.
  • A fascinating museum of exceptional quality. The whole history of the place is illustrated on the walls. Archaeological items taken from various places in Tunisia were brought here to create a huge historical puzzle
  • Museum with huge collection of very old mosaic and more antic relicts. Something amazing. Specially when you have a good guider.
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