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“Hidden Ports”

Punic Ports & Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Hidden Ports”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

This really does not look like much, as not a lot has been escalated, but once you learn about how this port was a hidden port….it is so fascinating. The "Museum" is only but a tiny room with replicas of what the port used to look like. As I said, not much to see but totally fascinating to understand the importance of this harbor!

Visited December 2013
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“For me the number one place in Tunis for the history of Carthage:)”
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

This is the place where the history of Carthage came to alive the most for me in Tunis. And that is what I love. History coming to flesh. A marine power, because of this port Carthage became so great as it was.

The museum is small but very interesting and informative with great miniature-reconstructions about the port in Punic and Roman times.

Ps. It seems that in Roman times port there is Hercules standing in the middle of the port:)

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Well mentained Museum”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We visited Punic Ports & Museum after Ruins of Carthage the Museum was very nice, interesting artifacts and well mentained. Fascinating history as well.

Visited May 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Only for those who love history”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you dont´care too much about history, this place will look like a small lake or harbour in the middle of an uninteresting neighborhood. If ´Carthage´ and ´punic wars´ don´t mean much to you, don´t even bother going there. BUT if you ever dreamed of visiting what remained of the great Carthage... well, this was the hearth of the port, the place were the fleet was. It keeps the original round shape. If you go to the small island in the center, you can see what remained of the places where the ships used to be. There is a small museum where you can see a maquette of the punic harbour. Anyway you can only imagine what it was, because the Romans did destroy Carthage completely (what tourists visit today is mostly Roman). A must-see if you love history. Otherwise, nothing special about.

Visited August 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“It needs help ...”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The museum is very run-down ... but the guides are nice. The Punic ports and Museum are in separate areas - so you need to take a taxi from place to place - and spend 9 dinars to see all three. They should charge a bit more and spend the money fixing it. Or UNESCO should help out.

Visited March 2013
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