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“Beautiful experience, but sadly not well taken care of!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carthaginian Ruins

Carthaginian Ruins
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Carthage and Sidi Bou Said Half-Day Guided Tour from Tunis
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Carthage
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Owner description: An enormous amphitheater and a cave are among the attractions at these famous ruins. Admission to the ruins includes the excellent Carthage Museum.
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“Beautiful experience, but sadly not well taken care of!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Definitely go and see the ruins that are left, but keep in mind that they are not well taken care of, and you should hire a guide to show you around. Some of the mosaics were completely exposed and not protected.

Visited June 2013
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“Good place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

It is basically the Roman baths or ruins of it but worth taking some pictures of the ruins. This is the place to visit regarding Ancient Roman history.and the Med Sea is right there as well
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Visited April 2014
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“OK but there are much better ruins farther south”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

OK but there are much better ruins farther south - much here is famously 'not one stone on another'.

Visited May 2013
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“"Carthaginem esse delendam"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

As we all know, these famous words spoken by Cato Censorius were taken literally and very little is left from once thriving city with the second-biggest port in ancient Mediterranean. So if your imagination tells you that you will see a magnificient and well-preserved antic city, you are terribly wrong. If you expect to visit the authentic historical site and walk the same ground as Hannibal and other great Carthaginians did, you are at the right address. First of all, you will find a Catholic cathedral of Saint Louis at the top of the Byrsa hill. This looks really strange and out of context, but what can we do... The panoramic view from Byrsa is breath-taking! You can see the capital Tunis right at your feet, on the left side you can see lakes which once were the famous "cothon", the main port of Carthage. I would rate this panoramic view among the best I have ever seen. The museum is very pleasant, not very big, but the artifacts are interesting (most of them are replicas). In the area next to the museum you can find some torsos of statues, statue of Saint Louis and his original sarcophagus. Few minutes ride from Byrsa hill you find remains of Carthago Nova, built later by the Romans. You can walk the old "Decumanus" street, see the remains of a basilica and above all, the monumental ruins of baths built by Antoninus. This is a MUST when you are in Tunisia!

Visited June 2013
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“Scattered ruins, try to see each site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

You pay for one admission when you go to the main entrance of the ruins and you can also pay an additional euro to be able to take pictures. Your ticket and your voucher entitling you to take photographs were valid throughout the other Carthaginian sites. These were somewhat spread out and are mostly in ruins. We had a guide and a driver who took us to the various sites. I think to get the most out this of you need to be able to see the various individual sites

Visited January 2014
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