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Address: Carthage, Tunisia

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How many things we build today are likely to be in use in 2,000 years? That's one of the interesting things about this amphitheater. Not only did they get the construction... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Beautiful Roman theatre, remarkably well reserved and very clean. Easy to get to. Not crowded at all.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

How many things we build today are likely to be in use in 2,000 years? That's one of the interesting things about this amphitheater. Not only did they get the construction and engineering right 2,000 years ago well enough for it to survive, but they also apparently understood acoustics.

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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I first visited the Roman Theatre at Carthage back in 1971 and had the most wonderful memories of a wonderful piece of Roman antiquity. Unfortunately, my re-visit in 2014 was a massive disappointment. The site seems to have been allowed to become quite dilapidated in the intervening years. That's not to say that it isn't worth seeing, but the Tunisian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

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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