Coliseum of El-Jem

sights / Historic

Coliseum of El-Jem information

Location
Tunisia
Getting there
Taxi: louage from Tunis or Mahdia
Prices
full TD6.00, camera: TD1.00
Opening hours
07:00-19:00, winter hours 08:00-17:30
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World Heritage-listed and quite possibly the single most impressive Roman monument in Africa, the colosseum at El-Jem was also the third-largest of its kind in the Roman world. At its best at sunset, the colosseum is towering and sturdy but with sufficient sections in ruins to evoke the ghosts of the long-distant past.

In summer, the arena where gladiators once fought for their lives is given over to concerts - we challenge you to find a finer venue.