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Carthaginian Ruins

Carthage, Tunisia
1/34 10 77
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Carthage
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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Martin, Slovakia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

As we all know, these famous words spoken by Cato Censorius were taken literally and very little is left from once thriving city with the second-biggest port in ancient Mediterranean. So if your imagination tells you that you will see a magnificient and well-preserved antic city, you are terribly wrong. If you expect to visit the authentic historical site and... More

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Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

You pay for one admission when you go to the main entrance of the ruins and you can also pay an additional euro to be able to take pictures. Your ticket and your voucher entitling you to take photographs were valid throughout the other Carthaginian sites. These were somewhat spread out and are mostly in ruins. We had a guide... More

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Somerset
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Carthage has been built over so much that very little of the original city remains. Particularly atmospheric is the site where the Punic priests to Baal and Tanis allegedly sacrificed babies. There is much debate about this but there is no doubt that there are many stelae and urns containing cremated remains of children. Our guide was a bit creative... More

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Actually, the city of Carthage was all but destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. I have attached a couple of photos which show the ruins from that time. The photo for this site is really the Roman baths, not Carthaginian ruins if you are strictly speaking about the ancients. What I saw of the ancient culture was priceless, but... More

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Nadur, Malta
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

You do need a lot of phantasy or a great guide like we had. It is just so impressive and it must have just been such an enormous and big bath with an incredible view. A must to see

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Moscow, Russia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Carthage has several sites, all under one ticket (10 dinars, approx 6-7 USD). Some sites are very impressive (Roman villas, therms, amphitheater, Roman theater, etc.) while the museum is disappointing. It is useful to have a map or hire a taxi to take you to the different sites. There is minimal information on sites, so it is best to have... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

So amazing to be able to walk where the ancient Romans once walked. The brightly colored mosaics are still pretty well preserved.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Use the TGM to get here from Tunis. There are a few stations that serve Carthage depending upon what you want to see.. They all start with the name Carthage. The TGM is very cheap, but very crowded. The ruins are very interesting and there are different sites included in your ticket. It is not necessary to take a guide... More

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NY
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I read in the Michelin guidebook that finding the Carthage ruin sites requires one to play hide-and-seek. That is probably the best tip I could have received. Carthage is a huge neighborhood crossed by many streets and roads, and there are many sites of interest spread around this large area. Good thing I hired a taxi driver - otherwise I... More

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Troy, Michigan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Not really impressive if you have been to many ancient sites, as everybody knows Carthage was destroyed by the Romans, when you hear about Carthage in History you expect to see more when you visit the real Carthage, but don't expect a lot. the View on the Mediterranean is breathtaking. must see if you are in Tunis, just to say... More

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