Haidra is one of Africa’s oldest Roman cities. This is undoubtedly one of the finest archaeological sites in Tunisia.

On the site, take a walk to the end of the Oued and try to talk to the defect on site caretaker of a local guide.

Admire sculptures, sarcophagi, columns, marbles, etc.


And above all, take time to visit the garden of the old customs warehouse which is under conversion into a museum.

On the site of Haidra, you can not miss the magnificent arch of Septimius Severus and his ark, which rises more than 6 m and resting on two massive feet. Look at the details of Corinthian columns. A little further on, admire the Basilica of Candidus and its famous mosaic inscription discovered in one of the aisles of the building called Mellus Basilica and the Citadel.

Haidra was excavated in the early 1900s and since the site is almost abandoned … Nevertheless it remains imposing and find out ahead of Sbeitla and Chemtou is absolutely necessary to grasp the historical dimension from Tunisia.