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Carthaginian Ruins

Carthage, Tunisia
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Carthage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very nice place is Carthage, or at least what remained - the old bath and antique SPA, but it doesn't matter what's now, but what was in the past. Clearly , the usage of materials was amazing job. Very imposing architecture and landscape. It's worth it when you go to Tunisia to see the ruins!

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New York City, New York
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are into seeing ruins from the Romans and Greeks then this will not disappoint. There are some very well preserved ruins in Carthage that resemble those in Rome and other Roman occupations. However, these ruins are scatter among modern buildings and living neighborhoods. They are spread out among civilization today so you have to travel to get to... More

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Drammen, Norway
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A well-preserved memory, perhaps one of the best after the fall of the Roman Empire. Those who have a little hint of curiosity in itself must make the trip here. It hosts it!

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Waterford
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As other reviewers have said, the entrance fee of 10dinar covers all the sites in Carthage. We started at the museum which has a few mosaics and interesting artifacts. Whilst some of the exhilbits outside the museum and downstairs are in English, everything upstairs is in Arabic and French. The ruins of the baths built by Antonius is by far... More

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Split, Croatia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went there as a day trip from Sousse, liked it a lot. It was so hot that day, but also so beautiful and stunning. The ruins are really great, our guide said that you can even see Sicilian coastline (Italy) from there. Terrific!

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Permission for photographs costs 1 dinar. Worth coming here and imagine how it looked once the city. Toilets are free but the guard toilets expected a tip, You can ignore it. Near the "Site Des Thermes D'Antonin" on the stone road you can see traces of the chariot. Pepper trees grow here.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

You need more than the few hours we had visiting Carthage. When you pay your entrance fee, which from memory was about 6 - 10 euros each, but this gets you into 7 or 8 different sites. And well worth a visit. We managed very hurriedly to visit about 4 of the sites - so if you are interested in... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is an amazing location with a panoramic view over Carthage and the Mediterranean. A tour of the ruins doesn't take long, but the ambience makes you want to linger and soak in the history of this part of the world. A visit to the Musueum is highly recommended also.

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Huntington Beach, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Having walked the sites of Rome, I thought that the site of what has been described as Rome's greatest enemy would have been more than barely maintained. You will be able to walk the sites, see the columns and touch things that really should be protected from the public. So walk history while it is still here. If you are... More

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Los Angeles, CA.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Definitely go and see the ruins that are left, but keep in mind that they are not well taken care of, and you should hire a guide to show you around. Some of the mosaics were completely exposed and not protected.

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