Le Bardo is a city on the outskirts of Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. Its most popular tourist attraction is the Bardo National Museum in Le Bardo – Tunisia.
The Bardo National Museum in Le Bardo – Tunisia is located approximately 4 kilometers off the western section of Tunis.
The Bardo National Museum in Le Bardo – Tunisia is easily accessible via public transportation. You can take bus number 3 or bus number 4 to reach the site.
You can also take your own car hire service to get to the museum. If you will be driving, take Rue Bab Saadoun and then drive down Boulevard du 20 Mars 1956. You will pass through ruins of an ancient aqueduct.
The museum is within a park is just outside of the town, standing on the right side of the street so it will be hard to miss. Enter through Rue Mongi Slim. There is ample parking space so if you take your car, parking wouldn’t be a problem.
What to See and Do
The Bardo National Museum in Le Bardo – Tunisia has a wide collection of some of the world’s most amazing Roman mosaics. The collection is actually considered as the largest in the world.
Apart from the mosaics however, there are likewise various artifacts, sculptures and statues dating back from the pre-historic era of Tunisia up to the Ottoman rule.
Among the items here are those from Carthage, Mahdia and Sousse plus exhibits on the development of Arab culture.
The Bardo National Museum in Le Bardo – Tunisia otherwise known as Mus’e National du Bardo, is housed in what used to be a Hafsid royal palace built some time in the thirteenth century.
The museum is regarded as comparable to that of Egypt’s museum located in Cairo. It is also considered as among the best museums in North Africa.
It is also commonly referred to as the “Louvre of North Africa”.
Entry fee into the Bardo National Museum in Le Bardo – Tunisia is 4 TD per person. For an audio guide, there is an additional fee of 3 TD.
The Bardo National Museum in Le Bardo – Tunisia is currently undergoing major renovations. This means that most of the sections of the museum are closed to the public.
It is estimated that renovation work will be completed by the end of 2011.
If you will be taking pictures, take note that using your camera’s flash is strictly prohibited. Tripods are also not allowed.