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Review of El Jem Museum

El Jem Museum
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$123.08*
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Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Tunis
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in El-Jem
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Went on the Thomson's "Tale of three cities" day trip from Port El Kantaoui to Kairouan, El Djem and Monastir of which undoubtably El Djem was the star attraction. It's sheer size and grandeur takes you back to days of gladiators. You have to climb some steps to gain the full view of this amphitheatre and it's well worth it. However anyone with a walking difficulty would not be advised to try it as some steps are "well worn". Also descend the steps into an underground world as you enter the tunnels where the animals and gladiators were kept. If can't go to Rome then this is a great substitute!

Thank Miqs
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

A MUST see for everyone interested in Ancient sites.The Museum has wonderful objects and Mosiacs The payment to visit the attraction is paid at one venue then it also allows entrance to the other

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This museum have some wonderful mosaics taken from the roman villas nearby. In the garden you can see ruins of the villas. It is a surprisingly large archeological park. The museum is in walking distance from the great amphitheater.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We visited this privately on a trip to El Jem area. It was lovely to see the mosaics and the reconstructed Roman villa. Would definitely recommend a visit - we spent over an hour there, although I think most people would spend less time.

One thing we only found out afterwards - you will get charged to take photos. We got charged 1 dinar each. However, we later found out that as we only had 1 camera between us, we should only have been charged a total of 1 dinar as the charge is per camera.

Thank SJMUAE
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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Wasn't quite sure what to expect when we booked visiting here as part of a Thomson day trip, having visited the slightly larger colosseum in Roma.
The amphitheatre has been well preserved with much of still standing, you are able to go down stairs under parts of it, and climb up and look down on the centre, where the fights would of taken place. I'm not one for heights, but was easily able to climb up and am pleased I did. Defiantly worth a visit and beak from the sun bed.

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