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Built in the 3rd century, it is one of the largest amphitheatres of the ancient world.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
El-Jem, Tunisia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Way less crowded than Rome. Of course smaller, but better pictures opportunities without having hundreds of tourists in your background. Climb to the top to have a full view of the arena and visit the underground. All this for a not exaggerating price and the...More

Thank t3quil4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of a Tui day trip from Hammamet and well worth the visit. A 35,000 seater amphitheatre from the Roman period is a must see. The guide we had really brought it to life and you could go into the gladiator pit and right to...More

Thank Russell E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The preservation of this mighty structure is phenomenal!!! Amazing views from the amphitheater as well as the dungeon

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The El Jem amphitheater is one of the largest Roman amphitheaters in the world, seating 35,000 people. While the Colosseum in Rome is larger, it seems less preserved than the El Jem amphitheater. Our tour guide also pointed out the innovations in crowd control that...More

Thank Geoffrey I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon in this glorious coliseum, steeped in history, just step in the middle and close your eyes and feel the richness and history of this grand place.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just 45 minutes from the hotel,along interesting roads. If you enjoyed Rome you really will want to visit this incredible site. You can explore, photograph and breathe in the atmosphere of this unbelievable antiquity, without the crowds. We visited in the morning, but there were...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018

We spent a morning here and at the museum, even if you’re not interested in architecture or history you must go and see these two attractions. The amphitheater is very well preserved and the museum has a remarkable number of mosaics.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The first stop on a two day whistle stop tour through some historic and commercial areas of Tunisia . Tour guide Mehdi very knowledgeable , spoke four languages so briefed all travellers on trip with relevant information . A well preserved example of a Roman...More

Thank Keith E
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

To be seen. 3rd antic theatre after Roma. Excellent status. You can see everything on the 3 stages. 7 DT per person.

Thank Eric V
Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a magnificent structure with innate complex fascinating history. Few people around with little restrictions so plenty of time and space to view everything & take in the unique atmosphere.

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Chris L
5 September 2018|
Response from Alan33533037 | Reviewed this property |
We were staying in Tunis and drove the A1 down to El Jem. The highway driving was not a problem. We stayed about 90 minutes at the amphitheater and then drove up to Sousse. It was worth the excursion.
Chris L
5 September 2018|
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Response from Alpona1 | Reviewed this property |
I went with a tour company (Thomas Cook) it was around £45 pounds for el Jemm and Kairoun
Simon B
9 April 2018|
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Yes you can buy them at the gate