Byrsa was a walled citadel above the Phoenician harbour in ancient Carthage, , as well as the name of the hill it rested on. Byrsa has an elevation of 52 metres. Byrsa is situated nearby to , close to .

Notable Places in the Area

was the capital city of the ancient Carthaginian civilization, on the eastern side of the in what is now . Photo: Saratanit, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a national museum in Byrsa, . is situated 130 metres north of Byrsa. Photo: nonanet, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Acropolium, also known as , is a Roman Catholic church located in , . is situated 150 metres northwest of Byrsa. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Carthage Paleo-Christian Museum is an archaeological museum of Paleochristian artifacts, located in , . is situated 490 metres south of Byrsa.

Localities in the Area

is a town and commune in the of . Photo: Citizen59, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a coastal town in far north eastern near the capital . Photo: Youssefbensaad, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a village in . The best time to visit is early autumn or spring, before the… Photo: Digr, CC BY-SA 4.0.


36.8525° or 36° 51' 8.8" north
10.324° or 10° 19' 26.5" east
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52 metres (171 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: بيرصا
  • Basque: Birsa
  • Bulgarian: Бирса
  • Bulgarian: Бйрса
  • Catalan: Birsa
  • Cebuano: Byrsa
  • Dutch: Byrsa
  • French: Byrsa
  • German: Byrsa
  • Hebrew: בירסה
  • Italian: Birsa
  • Italian: Byrsa
  • Japanese: ビュルサ
  • Portuguese: Birsa
  • Romanian: Byrsa
  • Russian: Бирса
  • Spanish: Birsa
  • Spanish: Byrsa
  • Ukrainian: Бірса Карфагенська
  • Vietnamese: Byrsa
  • Western Frisian: Byrsa

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