Magon Quarter


This area along Rue Septime Sévère is a few blocks south of the Antonine Baths. Excavations have uncovered a small area of Roman workshops superimposed on a 5th-century-BC Punic residential artisans’ quarter. It’s now surrounded by a garden. Like the Byrsa quarter, the layout is ordered, and the small houses are endowed with cisterns. The site is closed to visitors but can be viewed from the street.

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Nearby Carthage attractions

1. Galerie d'Art Essaadi


Owned and operated by photographer Mohamed Ali Essaadi, this space stages individual and group shows by young and emerging artists.

2. Antonine Baths

0.25 MILES

The Romans chose a sublime seaside setting for this monumental terme (bath complex), a short walk downhill from the Roman villas. Begun under Hadrian and…

3. Roman Villas

0.38 MILES

A visit to this former residential enclave gives a real sense of refined ancient Roman life in Carthage. The reconstructed Villa of the Aviary is the…

4. Carthage Museum

0.41 MILES

Sitting on the crest of Byrsa Hill and housed in an early-20th-century building that once functioned as a Catholic seminary, this museum is one of the…

5. Roman Theatre

0.45 MILES

This Roman-era theatre has been almost totally – and very unsympathetically – reconstructed, so unfortunately it's one of Carthage's most disappointing…

6. Byrsa Hill

0.45 MILES

In Punic times, Byrsa Hill was occupied by a temple to the Carthaginian god Eschmoun. The Romans destroyed most of the Punic structures – all that remains…

7. L’Acropolium

0.48 MILES

The architect of this now deconsecrated 19th-century French-built cathedral employed an unorthodox mix of Moorish, Byzantine and Gothic architectural…

8. Punic Ports

0.54 MILES

Today, only the shape of these legendary ports, the coveted basis of Carthage’s power and prosperity, remains. A narrow channel linked the southern,…