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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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Very impressive - one of the best places to visit in Tunisia

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... read more

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Tunisia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 conjures up images of films like Gladiator and Spartacus. There is a rumour that parts... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 a look. On the day I visited, no other tourists were about. If you are... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 was expecting a guided tour around with facts about the place. We spent around 2... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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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. One of the advantages compared to the Colosseum in Rome is that there are so... More 

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Potsdam, Germany
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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 louage from Sfax. Great place for coffee opposite.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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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 intact than Romes colosseum.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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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 and bustle of the Roman traders herding their cattle, goods, sheep and slaves into the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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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, and we had the entire place to ourselves. Absolutely amazing place to explore.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 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.

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Thank Midnight9898
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Reviewed 27 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

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