The caves of El Haouaria | Punic Caves of Haouaria Tunisia Travel Guide

The Caves of Haouaria

The caves of El Haouaria are located 2 km from the village of El Haouaria, by the sea, not far from the “real Cap-Bon“, this “finger” pointed towards Europe and which draws the southern edge of the Strait of Sicily through which passes most of the navigation in the Mediterranean.

These caves  are sandstone quarries exploited from the Punic period in the 7th and 6th centuries BC, but more intensely in the Roman period. This stone was used, in Antiquity, in the construction of coastal cities and their main monuments, in particular, the capital: Carthage.

The monuments are in the form of a succession of “rooms”, in fact excavations “hollowed out” by a narrow opening which sinks into the depths of the deposit, releasing a space of pyramidal.

On the surface, at the top of the promontory that juts out towards the sea, next to the openings that give access to the deposit, there are also traces of aerial exploitation of the site.

Situation:
– Cap Bon

Opening time:
– From 16/09 to 31/05: 09.00 – 17.00
– From 01/06 to 15/09: 09.00 – 18.00

Ramadan schedule:
– 09:00-16:00

Entrance fees:
8 dinars

Remarks:
– The Site is open all week.

Amenities:
– Bathroom
– Shop
– Cafeteria

The caves of El Haouaria in pictures

The caves in video

The caves on the map