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Built in the 3rd century, it is one of the largest amphitheatres of the ancient world.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“day trip” (18 reviews)
“taking photos” (7 reviews)
“roman empire” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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El-Jem, Tunisia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This amphitheatre is said to be the one in which all the follies of the earlier amphitheatres were corrected. Alas, it was never used as an amphitheater but being the most prominent feature in the city, was the target of the guns of whichever faction...More

Thank HATT2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place definitely worth a visit really well preserved and you are free to go we're you like even in the dungeons they were setting it up to watch the England Tunisia game when we were there

Thank Wayne T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I havent been to the one in Rome but this definitely looks better and bigger!! easily accessible and once you are in it is huuuuuge i would definitely recommend a visit to this place if you are ever visiting - we visited back in May...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eat this Rome : your Colloseum amfitheatre is nothing compared with this giant in El Jem. Well preserved (except for 1 side), and very accessable, even in the dungeons. To me the highlight of my Tunesia trip, stayed there over 3 hours. Don't pay to...More

1  Thank Henk D
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

El Jem is easy to find driving south from Tunis. Parking is easy to find. It is amazing that the amphitheater is relatively intact, considering its age. It is a gem. While there, have a meal in one of the cafes to the south. There...More

1  Thank RTC411
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Fantastic amphitheater. Much of it in intact. One can walk in the subterranean chambers. The town overall had little to offer and I would not spend a night there. We drive down from Tunis and stayed in Souse.

Thank Alan33533037
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Like the Colosseum in Rome, but better preserved and less people. A must see if you are anywhere near.

1  Thank Matthew C
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Went on an organised trip from hotel in Hammamet and the hairs stood up on the back of my neck, incredibly. You could really take in how fantastic the building would have been in its hay day and when you went down to what would...More

Thank paulwindross
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

El Jem is extraordinary and worth a drive out of your way to visit. The amount of the structure remaining in tact is breath-taking, including the underground passage ways. El Jem provides a backdrop for stunning photos and views, and is a reminder of how...More

1  Thank Damon W
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Enjoyed walking the grounds of this place. You can climb almost anywhere and get a real sense of the place without the crowds and noise and hawkers you get in Rome. If you want photos of the place without people it's easy with some patience...More

Thank Jeff T
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Simon B
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