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Well worth the visit

We spent a good couple of hours walking through these ruins, from the amphitheatre at the back all... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
BaghdadSuzanne
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Brussels, Belgium
First ruins

I could not have been more impressed. The ruins seem to go on for miles. The pictures don't do it... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
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This ancient city still demonstrates Roman grid town planning.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“roman ruins” (4 reviews)
“trajan” (5 reviews)
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Batna, Algeria
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We spent a good couple of hours walking through these ruins, from the amphitheatre at the back all the way down to the public baths. Although bare, these ruins can still evoke a time gone by. And if you have a chance, go to see...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I could not have been more impressed. The ruins seem to go on for miles. The pictures don't do it justice but we still took them every time we stopped. It would've been a great place to bring the kids too.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

It's not Pompei, a city suddenly "frozen" (sorry for the bad joke) in history, but it's very well preserved since nothing had ever been built on the site after its inhabitants left. Many stones are missing, probably used to build the Byzantine fortress nearby or...More

1  Thank Patrick34238
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Words can hardly describe thrill of seeing these ruins for the first time. The Arch of Trajan dominates the site. The ruins are well preserved and perfectly safe for foreign visitors. During the civil war the area was very dangerous but now is very peaceful....More

Thank Biscuit12
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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!

1  Thank monica_bcn
Reviewed 15 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...More

3  Thank rob2269
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...More

3  Thank YorkHiker
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.

Thank worldtraveller046
Reviewed 20 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....More

6  Thank KGB777
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...More

1  Thank santigomezruiz
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