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Second largest amphitheatre of the Roman empire

Unfortunately none of the seating remains but you can see the arena and some of the cells where... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Helen A
Nairobi, Kenya
Part of the Historic tour of Carthage

Rather small than the one in El Djem. I think it's the second worth site to visit after the... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Unfortunately none of the seating remains but you can see the arena and some of the cells where slaves and animals were kept.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed March 12, 2018

Rather small than the one in El Djem. I think it's the second worth site to visit after the Carthigian Ruins. We spent a mere half an hour to take photos.

Thank marcofahmey
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Do not waste your time on the Roman Amphitheater. Is not Roman anymore. Is Tunisian, all rebuilt in modern concrete, used for shows and it is in a deplorable state. Above all, it is the farthest up, you have to walk a long way up...More

Thank Aqua_Uomo
Reviewed February 8, 2018

This may be one of the largest theatres of the ancient world but it has been so modernized and converted into a concert venue that it has lost all the charm of antiquity. Fortunately we went here first before the Byrsa Hill, Carthage Museum and...More

Thank tmacquiban
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

This is worth a look although El Gem is far better. I saw it at night in a concert in the summer and that was so atmospheric but when we went in the day it was so solitary and looked totally different. There is free...More

Thank streakey
Reviewed January 9, 2018

This visit is for sure not so magnificent as other Roman or Byzantine theaters, but it is still worth visiting to get a sense of the ancient Roman culture. Entrance price covered by ticket to museum, villas etc. Climb up to the top and have...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

I was equallly impresssed with cathedrale as I was with surrounding that was built over 800 years BC and is one of the oldest inhabited areas in the region. It is definetelly wort seing. View from the top of the hill is amazing.

Thank Marin T
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Thought the ruins in Rome could not be beaten but this is just as good and well worth a visit. Very hot and no shade so be prepared.

Thank bac2thesun
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Book your seats early. Check what is showing during the summer. Go on sight and check the schedule and book your tickets early. Expect a big crowd for famous entertainers. However for folk shows there won't be as many spectators. Seating on stone mostly so...More

Thank Aschraaf B
Reviewed May 7, 2017

There are many historic sites within the Carthage (pronounced Cart-arge) precinct, and there is a recommended walking route, but I had limited time so used a driver to see as many as I could. I'm lead to believe that the Roman theatre is a place...More

Thank Michael D
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February 9, 2015|
Response from gregmNY | Reviewed this property |
There is a lot to see if you are into the ruins. With 3 hours you will be very limited. You will have to account for time to secure a cab, then drive to the sites then return to the ship. The sites are not really "near... More
February 9, 2015|
Response from GKavanaghDublin | Reviewed this property |
definitely better to go on an organised trip with the cruise company . finding your own way around is just not worth it in the time you have , most of the tours end up going to the same place anyway I went on a cruise... More