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A Great Theatre

This is a great Roman amphitheatre in Carthage and one can imagine e how it must have looked when... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
badmintontim
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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A nice place for little meditation

Definitely not the no. 1 attraction in Carthage, but the entrance is included in the 10-dinar... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MartinG1984
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Roman amphitheatre in Carthage and one can imagine e how it must have looked when it was used at the height of the Roman Empire Saying this though it could be so much better and has been commercialised for modern concerts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely not the no. 1 attraction in Carthage, but the entrance is included in the 10-dinar Carthage UNESCO ticket and it is worth to see it, even though it is now more modern than ancient. From the top row very nice views can be had....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

The theatre is still used for performances so clearly has been renovated and there doesn’t seem to be much of the original structure remaining. I have seen much bigger and better elsewhere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greg548
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Great history - well explained by our guide It’s a must see location in Cartegena - make sure you have a guide And wear a hat !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaxD859
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Impressive setting and climb on the very top to get an amazing view on the sa in the background, Spend an hour maximum and just sit and imagine the past... Just nice to visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Saira T
Reviewed August 19, 2018

It was smaller than I expected, but looked like it could hold 500 to 1000 people seated. There was some sort of performance stage set up with lighting and scaffolding while I was there, and the gates were wide open, so I have no idea...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mzungubabe
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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
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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
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