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Carthaginian Ruins

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Address: Carthage, Tunisia
Phone Number: 1/34 10 77
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An enormous amphitheater and a cave are among the attractions at these...

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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I made a quick visit here with a friend who knew the place well. The ruins are spread widely and are interspersed among modern homes. So it's essential to have a sense of what you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
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Annecy-le-Vieux, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very little to see and no real historical context, if you did not know the history of the site this visit would not instruct you and if you do know the sites history you wont learn anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed learning about the ruins. There are thousands of years of history sitting there to be discovered. I recommend getting s guide at the door.

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it.Took a walk around the sights.Did a lot of great photos.Many well-known historical evidence about the lives of people BC,the culture of their time and the masterpieces that they have created.I recommend to visit.Permission for photo and video shooting costs one Dinar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

an amazing place birth of one of the greatest general in the history Hannibal. who made the roman empire tremble. could improve on the service but still a must place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I made a quick visit here with a friend who knew the place well. The ruins are spread widely and are interspersed among modern homes. So it's essential to have a sense of what you are doing and where you are going beforehand, and preferably to have a guide who knows the ins and outs. Some of the spots would... More 

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Brentford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I loved Carthage, but you must spend plenty of time there, to get your bearings and to understand the fascinating history. When you first arrive, there seems nothing but ruins, but once the guide had chatted to you, the whole picture of Carthage as it was comes to life.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I like history so it was quite fascinating to see the ruins. It was really hot and sunny when I went though, so kinda wanted to find shelter real soon. But it should be alright to stay an hour or less outside and then hide in the adjacent museum next door where it's nice and cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Take a guide and you'll be fascinated by the history of this place. Phoenicians, Cathaginians, Romans they've all been here and left their mark. Good views across Tunis to the Atlas mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Visiting the ruins in Carthage is a unique experience. The ruins are large and often in pretty good condition. The ruins are scattered throughout the modern city so it is a little tricky going from one to the next, but a visit to all of the sites is well worth it. There are those that we knew about going in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I attended a conference in Tunis, and a visit to Carthage was part of our experience there. The ruins are quite impressive, but what made everything come to life was our wonderful guide. He was so clear, enthusiastic and passionate about ancient history, that he really did make our experience.

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