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Address: El-Jem, Tunisia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built in the 3rd century, it is one of the largest amphitheatres of the...

Built in the 3rd century, it is one of the largest amphitheatres of the ancient world.

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Excellent historical monument

This is an excellent place to visit in Tunisia where one will learn about the history of Romans in the country. The monument is still in good shape and it offers a good moment of... read more

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Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an excellent place to visit in Tunisia where one will learn about the history of Romans in the country. The monument is still in good shape and it offers a good moment of history.

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hastings
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is under rated. Far bettet than in rome. Its huge. You can roam freely. Great photo opportunities. Very cheap to enter. Nice toilets. Left in natural state it has not been hyped up for tourists. Its situated in middle of a busy town. Nice to walk around the town too. Can get there by louage from sousse in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

better than Rome for photographers: no tourists, no barricades, no lines to wait in! and open to the public until sunset - enjoy the light! do plan to stay somewhere close by as the roads aren't ideal for driving after dark - we drove down from Tunis, got our photography fix during sunset and blue hour, then had to deal... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of a trip but worth it came here on a half day trip try and get a longer time if you can we got right round in the allotted time just my dad 75 and youngest 6 so do able.

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Melksham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of our local friends took us here and what a great day out it was, we got to see the history, take it all in and just have a fun filled day out. I would highly recommend coming here, just be prepared to climb lots of steps.

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Thank Gemma J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Jem coleseum is one of the best monuments to visit in Tunisia , its sad that alot of people ignore that such a coleseum exists in this country ! You can even ride a Camel there :) My advice , never miss the opportunity to visit it when you come to Tunisia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Very impressive ruins, good vibe, unfortunately there no explanations, no interpretation center, no 3D video to show how it used to be. A lot of empty space that they could use for an interpretation center.

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Thank Adam S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

amazing place .i felt like i was in the movie Gladiator! this is were they filmed the Nike commercial with Eric Cantona against the eveil football team. this place is full of history and is worth the trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I have heard that El Jem amphitheatre is unique and similar to Roma One... I have visited it during symphonic music festival in Summer...though did not visit in detail, but sure that it is worth a visit...Don't miss the occasion to visit it out of festival as well..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This is where they filmed Russell Crows Gladiator. Sorry people not Rome Italy and certainly not the Collesium, this is where it really happened even in the old times, you can really feel that you were actually part of History. A must visit if you go Tunisia

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