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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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Better than Rome's!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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