Amphitheatre of El Jem, El-Jem

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Marvel at the grandeur of Roman architecture at Amphitheatre of El Jem, one of the best-preserved Roman ruins and a World Heritage Site. Built around 238 CE to host crowds of approximately 35,000 for spectator events, the structure remains remarkably intact, standing 148 m (486 ft) by 122 m (400 ft), and displaying a distinctly Roman style in its curved form and use of arches. Though stones have been stripped from it for other construction, battles have raged around it, and it's been used for grain storage, shops, and dwellings over the centuries, the amphitheater still evokes a sense of the prosperity of this area of Roman Africa. Plan your Amphitheatre of El Jem visit and explore what else you can see and do in El-Jem using our El-Jem road trip planning tool .
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  • Site to visit in the morning because in full sun. It is the second largest Colosseum in the world after the one in Rome. It is possible to climb to the top and go through the underground. Visit that's worth it.
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  • Impressive!! Very welcoming staff. Maintenance of the monument beyond reproach. To be followed by the visit of the museum
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  • El jam as one of the main attractions impressed, visit recommend, stopped on the way to the Sahara.
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  • Probably the best site in Tunisia. An electric ambiance, truly exceptional preservation, locals not as pushy for sales like Tunis. Not much else in the area, so no good restaurants, hotels etc, it's an in and out experience
  • Went to a classical concert here and it was amazing. Surrounded by history. It's awe inspiring.
  • Beautiful arena from ancient Roman times. Enjoyed my visit a lot and best of all, no masses of tourists. There were 8 other people there. We had the entire place to ourselves. What change from Rome!
  • Pretty cool. You are allowed to walk in the tunnels beneath the arena. The theatre is very similar to the one in Rome, just a bit smaller and with less tourists. The ticket for the theatre can also be used to get in to the mosaics museum. There are also toilets within the area.
  • This was amazing experience visiting the largest collisium outside of Italy and the third largest overall. There are minimal limitations of where you can walk to be able to take the full atmosphere in. One word can describe this experience AMAZING.
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