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Built in the 3rd century, it is one of the largest amphitheatres of the ancient world.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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El-Jem, Tunisia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very impressive large amphitheatre, well preserved and kept. One of the best ancient monuments in Tunisia. Well, Sbeitla (Sufetula) is better, much better, judging on photos, but I haven't been there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MathiasS75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is really amazing place to visit. The gladiator movie was filmed here. And most amazing part is that you can walk inside this coliseum and climb. Only one thing, that can kill the mood is trashes everywhere.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank sanSJK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit and was included as part of the Thomas Cook 2 day Sahara adventure. There are very few information boards around this site so you may need to buy a guide book. We had a guide but he wasn’t very good...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank wooclarke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife went on this 2 Day Sahara Adventure. the first day was excellent but then they put us in what must be the worst hotel ever. rude staff shower hair dryer broken room change stil same problems. gave up.2nd day was worst...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank waheedz_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic tour and stunning to see, we’ll worth a visit. We were lucky enough to be on a guided tour with Mohammed who’s knowledge of all things Tunisian was mind blowing (Via Tui). However, I really wanted to see more information on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tigerlillyjones
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

The building is great and impressive. It is in a very good condition. Unfortunately there is almost no information. I expected to find tourist brochures like in similar places.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bayrem75
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see such a well preserved Roman amphitheatre. There are a lot of steps but the views are amazing. It's incredibly imposing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jo T
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Have seen a few ampitheatres in the Colesseum in Rome. The access and state of the ruins is what sets this apart. Came as part of a tour, the theatre is in the middle of town and jumps on you. Can see the dungeons and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Busker999
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Awe inspiring. Modeled after the Colosseum in Rome, El Jem is in excellent condition. You can go to the arena and to the underground, as well the higher levels. Very few visitors, so you get the real impact.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

El Jem Roman amphitheatre is an oval amphitheatre in the city of Thysdrus. The impressive ruins is the largest colosseum in North Africa. This monument illustrates the grandeur and extent of Imperial Rome. It is unique and of its own kind because it was not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Barbara D
October 28, 2018|
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Yes, you may check info desk of your travel agency in the hotel. Or call to any agency
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Response from Alan33533037 | Reviewed this property |
We were staying in Tunis and drove the A1 down to El Jem. The highway driving was not a problem. We stayed about 90 minutes at the amphitheater and then drove up to Sousse. It was worth the excursion.
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Response from Alpona1 | Reviewed this property |
I went with a tour company (Thomas Cook) it was around £45 pounds for el Jemm and Kairoun
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