3 Roman Monuments You Should Check Out in Tunisia

El Jem, Tunisia. Photo by Maxime on Unsplash

Tunisia was under Roman rule for centuries, and many Roman ruins are still scattered around this North Africas country. If you’re interested in exploring this part of Tunisia’s history, make sure to check out these three monuments during your visit.

Baths of Antoninus

Carthage used to be one of the major cities of the Roman Empire, and it’s now home to several ancient monuments. The Baths of Antoninus, one of the largest Roman thermae, was built in this city and its ruins are one of Tunisia’s most important landmarks.

Amphitheatre of El Jem

Located in the city of El Jem, this oval amphitheater is one of the best-preserved reminders of the country’s Roman connection. Like other monuments of its kind, it was built as a venue for spectator events, and it’s still one of the largest amphitheaters in the world.


Dougga has been described as the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa, and it’s located in close proximity to modern-day Téboursouk. It’s home to Roman theater, three Roman baths, several temples, and many other monuments that led to significant archaeological discoveries over the years.