The National Bardo Museum, Tunis

4.5
#1 of 47 in Museums in Tunisia
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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  • I was surprised by the quality and finesse of the mosaics. They are numerous and quite varied. On weekdays there are not too many people, and if you want you can take a guide.
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  • This museum is located in an old royal palace. The building and room are nice and it contains many historical pieces but the huge collection of Roman mosaics are what really makes this museum special....  more »
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  • Excellent museum with very interesting pieces from various antique periods. There are not so many tourists visiting the museum so you can really take your time and enjoy the exhibition. One star less because of a lack of explanation on some master pieces. This can be definitely and easily improved!
  • Impressed with the collection of Roman mosaics. We visited as part of a tour group that went to the Roman baths in the morning so it was a great finish to that. Our guide was very knowledgeable and although we rushed round, there was plenty to see.
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