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Address: El-Jem, Tunisia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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If you have the time, this is a great day trip from Tunis. We took the train from Tunis early in the morning, and it took about 2h30 or something like that. The amphitheatre... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time, this is a great day trip from Tunis. We took the train from Tunis early in the morning, and it took about 2h30 or something like that. The amphitheatre was wonderful. There were maybe a few people there all morning, and we had the entire place to ourselves. Absolutely amazing place to explore.

Thank manh_attan04
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place which you have free reign to explore. Having been around Romes colosseum this was liberating and I would say almost as good.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was blown away by my experience at El-Jem's amphitheatre! The quality of its preservation and the overall integrity of the site clearly, in my mind at least, left its peer back in Rome in the dust. I had read up on the site extensively (I'd advise some preliminary reading at the very least to get the full extent of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

If going to Tunisia, a trip to the El Jen amphitheater should be a priority. A great opportunity to see one of the most beautiful and better preserved Roman amphitheaters of the empire

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We took a long roundtrip train ride from Tunis central train station. I'd recommend a round trip from Sousse though(just 1 hr). But it was totally worth it , we enjoyed the amphitheatre as well as the surrounding museums (short walks). It was clean and not crowded. We had lunch in one of the restaurants in offront of the entrance... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Super friendly staff, we could leave our heavy luggage at the entrance. The place is just incredible. The fact that such a small town has this huge coliseum is quite impressive. Once you have visited the Amphitheatre, go to the superb Archaeologic Museum which is just situated 10 minutes away by walk.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 8 November 2016 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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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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