Destination typeHistorical site

Beautifully nestled amongst rolling hills, the Roman site of Djemila is one of Algeria’s best-preserved Roman sites. Djemila, which means ‘beautiful’, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located about 50km northeast of Setif. This Roman town, most likely built during the 1st century AD, was set up for commercial purposes and had a rich Christian history.

Upon entering this site there is a museum that displays some of the well-protected mosaics found at Djemila as well as numerous other artifacts. As you enter the archaeological site, you will visit the Christian churches and very well-preserved baptistery. Some of the other ‘must-see’ sites are the baths, theatre, and large forum. The Arch of Caracalla, constructed in 216 AD in honor of Emperor Caracalla, towers over the ruins. Another fascinating feature is the Market of Consinus where visitors can see the tables of the sellers still intact with their unique animal carvings. Make sure that you leave plenty of time to enjoy the site and surroundings at Djemila. Don’t miss the nice restaurant with views over the ruins located at the entrance.

If you are interested in visiting Djemila, our travel experts are happy to assist you to plan an unforgettable Algeria tour.


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