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Carthaginian Ruins

Address: Carthage, Tunisia
Phone Number: 1/34 10 77
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Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Carthage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An enormous amphitheater and a cave are among the attractions at these famous ruins. Admission to...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ancient ruins are treated with varying degrees of respect throughout the world and with this in mind we were pleasantly surprised to see that there are still many visible signs of Roman architecture in Carthage - a strong imagination and a general knowledge of the history of that area aided with some modern technology helped to bring this to life... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Huge Roman bath, small hilltop museum, Punic sacrificial site, 2nd century churches, Carthage is an interesting place to stroll around for a day. Unfortunately, the Paleo-Christian Museum has been closed for a long time and doesn't look like it will open anytime in the near future.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When we planned our trip to Tunisia this was on our list of things to do but sadly we were a bit disappointed by what we saw. It was interesting to see and it is amazing to think what it would have been like when it was originally built, Roman architecture and technology was amazing. If you only have time... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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64 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Walking through these ruins, there is an appreciation for the Carthaginians and their culture. What is particularly poignant are the numerous stones dedicating first-born sons. Beyond belief.

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There aren't many details left, but it still gives a good impression of the size of the place. You can walk around freely, and the sea is pretty close, but there is not much information, since almost everything has been put in a museum. There is one image of a reconstruction, but other than that you will have to use... More 

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Visited the ruins on a week long cruise, I did alot of research before going, glad I did. Once the boat was docked I walked to the train station and took the short train ride to Carthage, be prepared for the overcrowded trains and rude teenagers that steal a ride for free. The Ruins are free, small bu interesting. Bring... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Was very disappointed no information very small. Expected more. Still free and a piece of history can be covered rather quickly. Bring your own guidebook

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norfolk
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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