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Address: Rue 2 de Mars, Carthage 2016, Tunisia

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If you have been introduced to the Punic history you will find this place very very interesting. If not; you will most probably be disappointed. I did find it extremely... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2015
CarloWinther
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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East Granby, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see nice homes built around the punic port (some ruins too). We were on a bus tour, and we were b dung charged 1 euro to take photos. Take dollar bills (not coins). The views were mostly residential. Very expensive real estate. The port was small, but expected of 2,000+ years ago. There's a small park with ruins.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Historically very important spot but unfortunately nothing left just some magical vibes and nice sea natural port

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

If you have been introduced to the Punic history you will find this place very very interesting. If not; you will most probably be disappointed. I did find it extremely interesting, although only the layout out the original harbours could be identified. But that is however an amassing thing itself after so many centuries. Do not miss the small building... More 

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Thank CarloWinther
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Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Whilst on a cruise with MSC we booked a tour and one of the places we visited was this. If we did not have a tour guide we would have been so lost. I dont remember seeing any signs for this whilst on the coach. However the tour guide made this. He explained how the ports would have been during... More 

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Thank Sid8775
Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The greatness of Carthage, burnt to the ground by the Romans, can be seen in the Punic Ports. The way these great people repaired and took care of their ships is remarkable even by today's standards. A visit to the small room where all is explained is highly recommended.

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Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Remember the Punic Wars? Hardly? A visit to this site will lead you back into the history books and give you an appreciation for the cleverness of just how the Carthaginians fooled the navies and armies of their time.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

not a big place but certainly the best museum if your into the history of ports. situated on the central island situated in the circular Carthaginian military harbour the rectangular commercial port is to the east. Excavated by a British archaeolgical team in the 1980's and opened by Queen Elizabeth II the models of the port are more than interesting... More 

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dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The place during sunset has nice atmosphere with the view of the sea, the small lake, the mountain (or hill) and colorful boats docked on the bay. We went here after the visit to the tiny Museum nearby. Check the small display of the models of the proposed port inside the port building. It's a nice place to chill and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 December 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... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 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... More 

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