We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Jem Amphitheatre

El-Jem, Tunisia
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$121.74*
and up
Full-Day Kairouan and El Jem Tour from Tunis
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
Built in the 3rd century, it is one of the largest amphitheatres of the ancient world.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“take photos” (17 reviews)
“day trip” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
El-Jem, Tunisia
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (925)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 417 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Best to visit in the morning while there are no much tourists. Its actually in better condition than Coloseum in Roma. Still working for musical shows, so its amazing if you manage to be part of one. Very nice trip and great view around El...More

Thank Olyeah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited it in 2016 with my family It was so nice and impressive visit, it's big place and it takes us like 3 hours around and in the museum riding a camel, will do it again.

Thank Diaa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By approaching El Jem I could not believe my eyes when I saw the beautiful Roman amphitheater. The amphitheater of El Jem was a symbol of Roman power and the prosperity of the provincial town of Thysdrus, El Jem's original name, its impressive remains preserved...More

1  Thank Asiyah Noemi K
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
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Sidi Salem La Grotte
143 reviews
40.55 km away
Le Pirate
327 reviews
52.99 km away
Ali bar
186 reviews
53.91 km away
Soprano
43 reviews
53.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mahdia Beach
444 reviews
39.42 km away
Bourghiba Mausoleum
736 reviews
54.69 km away
Sousse Archaeological Museum
338 reviews
58.99 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Jem Amphitheatre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit