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The Baths of Antoninus

The Baths of Antoninus are the most imposing and richest complex of the archaeological site of Carthage. It consists of the thermal baths proper, located by the sea, not far from old port facilities and, in the opposite direction, gardens containing remains dating back to various periods of antiquity.

The thermal baths, considered among the largest in Roman Africa, were put into service during the reign of Emperor Antoninus, in 165 AD, after 15 years of work initiated under the reign of Hadrian. The monument stood on three levels and was surmounted by numerous cupolas. Today, only “islands” remain of this formidable building, in particular, vestiges of the lower level, reserved for staff and service. However, they allow us to glimpse its grandeur and magnificence. The visit is facilitated thanks to the arrows on the ground and elaborate signage.

The same waymarking makes it possible to circulate in the second part of the park and to discover, by going in the opposite direction to the sea, a Christian chapel from the 7th century, a “scola” or seat of a religious association from the 4th century, the basilica of Dermèche I and the Punic necropolis and to name only the main stations.

Situation:
Tunis / Carthage

Have:

– the Malga cisterns
– the amphitheater
– the circus
– the Damous Carita basilica
– the Antonine baths
– theater
– the so-called Odéon district

Opening time:
– From 16/09 to 31/05: 08.30 – 17.00
– From 01/06 to 15/09: 08.00 – 18.00

Ramadan timetable:
08.00 – 17.00

Entrance fees:
12 dinars

Comments:
Group ticket. Open all week.

Amenities:
– Bathroom
– Shop
– Cafeteria

Antonine Baths in Pictures

The Baths of Antoninus in Video

The Baths on the Map