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Timgad, Timgad

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Though it feels like the middle of nowhere, the World Heritage Site of Timgad presents one of the most precisely planned settlements ever to exist. Today, mostly foundations remain of Emperor Trajan's 1st-century CE military colony, punctuated by several columns and arches. Walk around the site to find out just how much planning went into the town, with every house having a specific size and enough space left for walking between the buildings. Next to the entrance of the town, a museum displays hundreds of mosaics found here. Other than private residences, the town also included baths, a villa, a square, a church, and much more. To visit Timgad on your trip to Timgad, use our Timgad trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • Visiting Timgad from Constantine. From your hotel here in Constantine, take a taxi 250 DZD to Santivi bus&taxi station. There’s no direct bus to Timgad, so you go firstly to Batna 230 DZD and get out....  more »
  • My wife and I dwelled for most of our planning stages on whether to visit Djémila or Timgad. Ultimately we bit the bullet and saw both and we are surely glad we did. Both sites are stunning and...  more »
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