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Amphiteather of Carthage

Photogalery of Carhage
Google maps: 36°51'28"N 10°19'46"E

Amphiteeathe of Carthage (French: Théâtre antique de Carthage) is Roman aphiteather build in 2nd century located close to Byrsa Hill in Carthage. It is a five-story structure with seating for some 50,000 spectators. The arena could be flooded for the naval battles. Apart from its massive foundations and a few underground rooms, however, the whole structure has been destroyed.


During the persecution of Christians in 202, St Perpetua, her slave-girl Felicitas and others were martyred here by being trampled to death by a wild cow. They are commemorated by a marble column erected by the Pères Blancs. In 258 St Cyprian was beheaded here, the first African bishop to be martyred, and St Augustine lectured in the arena.

In recent years, there are often held the International Festival of Carthage link and partly the Carthage Film Festival link.

Opening Hours

The museum is open daily daily (except Monday) from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. During summer time from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


10 TND (joint admission to the monuments of Carthage) - ticket valid for one day.

All information are subject to change.


Actual weaher situation here link.

Current arrivals/departures to/from Tunis - Carthage International Airport. Check here link.


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