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The Roman theatre of Carthage

Address: Carthage, Tunisia
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Carthage
Type: Ancient Ruins, Performances
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Performances
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Dublin.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We visited Tunis as part of a Cruise Holiday and it is certainly worth touring Tunis , however a word of caution is that you should get an organised tour as you are likely to be hassled a lot by Hawkers at every attraction , we visited Carthage and experienced the roman ruins which are worth seeing even in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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130 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is an original Roman amphitheater that is still used today for many performances. There has been a little work on it to modify with electricity and a more modern stage but the original stone wall is still on the stage and is used as part of the stage. All of the seats and steps are original Roman stones. Very... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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28 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is one of those places that was probably a major attraction under the old regime and clearly has been used for shows or concerts. Unfortunately, it hasn't been maintained very well (redone in parts with concrete, piles of garbage hidden in old holes and doorways, etc.), it's a pity as it could be a major stop on the Carthage... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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35 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

if you happen to be in Tunis in the Summer time, it is the main venue of concerts and operas and musicals, I have been there for several concerts, mostly french Singers like Patricia Kaas and others... it is beautiful, but not impressive as others Romanian theaters.

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a largely reconstructed Roman theatre, and what you see on travel programmes. It is not an amphitheatre like I expected. That is 2km away, and a little disappointing. But on my own, in October, I stood below the stage and recited some Shakespeare and felt great.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a important historic site, but sadly due to centuries of raiders, there is very little left to see. A guided tour is a must, to know whats what.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Terrible. As this theatre - according to my information - is very much reconstructed, I don't think it has much historical value at all.

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Tunis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The roman theatre of Carthage has a great historical value. It is one of the historical sites not to miss when you visit Carthage, the northern suburb of Tunis. If you take the sub-urb train line from city center (Tunis Marine Train station, at the end of Habib BOURGUIBA Main Avenue), you will STOP at Carthage Dermach or Carthage Hannibal... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

While impressive (as roman amphitheaters normally are) this one is reconstructed and is overshadowed by the modern A/V equipment. There is also no historical information. If you are walking from the museum to the villas it is worth a stop, but nothing to go out of your way for

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The site is interesting but not well presented. It would help if more information was made available for tourists. The toilets are disgusting.

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