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El Jem Amphitheatre
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US$1 815,00*
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5 Days Private Tour of Tunisia
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in El-Jem
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built in the 3rd century, it is one of the largest amphitheatres of the ancient world.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 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 27 June 2018

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 2015.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

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 park, even if locals tell you different to get some money out of your pocket. Entry fee is cheap and you can have a fresh orange juice for only 1 € in front on the amfi theatre.

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 is an excellent museum to the south as well with well over a hundred Roman artifacts, the larger percentage fine mosaics.

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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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