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The Roman theatre of Carthage

Carthage, Tunisia
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Carthage
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Zurich, Switzerland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 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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29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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redcar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

we visited this as part of a day trip and would have liked longer to explore this more the site is very good with lots of areas to see and little nooks and cranny's to explore in the site this shows a good example of a roman site and has lots of the site remaining to get an idea of... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This Roman theatre is used for outdoor performances, but the best time to go is when it's quiet. Off-peak you might even have the place for yourself. Definitely worth a visit and it's included in the normal Carthage ticket.

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