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Carthaginian Ruins

Address: Carthage, Tunisia
Phone Number: 1/34 10 77
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Carthage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: An enormous amphitheater and a cave are among the attractions at these famous ruins. Admission to the ruins includes the excellent Carthage Museum.
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norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went here on organised coach trip from hotel. If you have a car there is a lot more historic places to stop and see nearby but coach limited to one site. Even so worth visiting, lots of photo opportunities.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited her on an organised tour . The Punic/Roman ruins are on several sites and it an interesting trip with a guide but the ruins are not as well preserved as the Dougga ruins .

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The ruins are spread out over a wide area so you really do need time to get around everything. There isn't much left really but it's nice to be able to see these little pieces of history scattered around. We made the two hour train journey from Sousse to Tunis then on to Carthage; it perhaps wasn't worth that much... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The ruins are scattered all over Carthage and we saw the Baal alter. Many Christian sites you have heard of in the Bible. They did feed Christians to Lions or beasts of one kind or another. Not all guides will show you these places. One ticket allows you to enter all sites for 10 Denari. This is a new fee,... More

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Yellowknife, NWT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Carthage had, for us, a lot of name recognition. Ali, our tour guide brought us here after we had been to Dougga, which is a much bigger and more preserved city. Carthage has some amazing ruins, but remember that when the Romans finally captured the city, they razed it, so do not have great expectations. the baths are well preserved,... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visiting ancient Carthage was a life's dream for me and I finally made it. Unfortunately we were on a cruise ship with very limited time so we took a taxi for speed and I'm glad we did. The ruins are very spread out on different sides of the highway and it would take all day to walk from one to... More

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Turkey definitely has much better and larger antique places to demonstrate! This is nothing really special in terms of archeology, nothing really new, if you've been to Greece, Rome and/or Turkey. But still worth a brief visit, 30 minutes for all as a maximum. The panorama on the capital in general and the bay is really beautiful.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

While this particular piece of Roman architecture is in ruins, one cannot but be in awe of the building and engineering skills that once was the public Baths in Carthage. I spent several hours there, and came away with a renewed respect for the architect and the skilled stone workers that worked on it all those years ago. I am... More

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Worth a visit but you do need some imagination as they really are ruins spread over quite an area. Make sure you also visit the aqua duct, which is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Worth seeing the get an idea of the sheer scale of Carthage. Fantastic views down to Tunis with its 2.5 million residents. Lots of buildings, columns, the Roman Baths worth a look, they were huge!

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