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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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Africa was Latin for this central part of Mare Nostrum's southern shore. The name caught on. This late Roman Bread'n'Circus is the original heart of darkness. Arguably the most... read more

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Africa was Latin for this central part of Mare Nostrum's southern shore. The name caught on. This late Roman Bread'n'Circus is the original heart of darkness. Arguably the most impressive example of the Amphitheatre, including The Colosseum, Verona's al fresco opera house, Croatia's Pula just across the Adriatic, Nimes & Arles Provencal. (Unheralded Uthina/Oudna not far south of Tunis also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here last year, absolutely amazing to see the ins and outs of the amphitheatre such a majestic viewing

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Everybody who is visiting Tunisia should pay a visit to El Jem, to visit the amphitheatre and the museum (not publicized but really interesting). Only 1 hour from Sousse or Monastir by car. better visiting it during the afternoon to enjoy the light of the sunset.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Unfortunately we weren't given long on our coach trip to see the amphitheatre so it was a bit of a rush around, but we found it interesting. It's an impressive place and well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

For history buffs, this is a must see reminder of the influence of the Roman empire. The ruins are very well preserved, given their age and the tumultuous history of the region and unlike many ruins/historic sites in western countries they are not overly sanitised with health and safety railings, do not touch/climb notices etc. Not too far away from... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

El-Jem is extraordinarily is a solid and well preserved amphitheatre. The top level is nice for panoramic city photos.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Really big and well preserved. Couldn't help to get the feeling of how it must have been there back in time. When I was there it was no crowds and a really pleasent time

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I visited with my wife as it was a place recommended through friends and family. It's steeped with history and we were fortunate to go in the height of summer to see in it in such splendour. Can understand why Gladiator was filmed here too.... we worth a visit when in Tunisia

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Tunis, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 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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