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Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Tunis
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Built in the 3rd century, it is one of the largest amphitheatres of the ancient world.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
El-Jem, Tunisia
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

I visited twice in 2015. El Jem is a good 3 hours or so drive from Tunis, but the roads are good and once you get to El Jem the town it's easy to find your way to the Colosseum. It's very impressive and immediately...More

Thank _bengraysmed
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I stopped by the museum before heading for the amphitheatre. the museum is worth a stop. It had enough excellent mosaics without being overwhelming and there was a nice variety of topics. Villa remains with intact but well-weathered mosaics were out back, and were worth...More

Thank rob2269
Reviewed 22 April 2017

After quite a long journey we arrived here at El Djem. It was July 2013 and a scorcher of a day ( drink lots of water ). Our rep lead us inside the amphitheatre and more or less told us to wander round freely. I...More

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Although the facade that faces the street/entrance is much more complete than the rest of the colosseum, this ancient monument is still a great place to visit. As other reviewers have pointed out, one is free to wander and explore the arches, stairways and tunnels....More

1  Thank Robin R
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

For some reason this place does not have the promotion it deserves. It is a wonderful place with unrestricted access. Entrance is 10 dinar which includes the museum, also not to be missed. V easy to find. Public transport is pretty good, I took the...More

Thank Beckybumbledrop
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Absolutely fantasic colosseum. Very good trip. you are free to roam and look at everything in your own time. nice quiet surroundings. The whole floor of the arena is sill intact allowing you to go underneath and see the rooms. I think there is more...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I understand this amphitheatre is one of the best preserved and third largest of its kind in the begotten Roman Empire. There is still major renovation work to be carried out but in the circular street market around the perimeter you can imagine the hustle...More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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,...More

Thank manh_attan04
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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.

Thank Midnight9898
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

2  Thank Stefano F
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