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Discover the most prominent Roman monument left in Africa at the El Jem amphitheater. Visit the last 29th-century Aghlabite Basins, which were among the greatest waterworks of the Middle Ages, and learn about the Kairouan golden age.
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Duration: 8 hours
Start: Tunis or Hammamet
End: Tunis or Hammamet
Category: Day Trip
Departure.: Every day
Tunis or Hammamet
1 Hours Before Departure Time
A visit to the Roman Colosseum, founded in the 3rd century AD and listed as World Heritage in 1972, which can accommodate 30,000 spectators, third in the Roman world by its size after that of Rome and that of Capua, the amphitheatre of El Djem and the most impressive Roman monument in Africa.
Proceed to Aghlabite Basins which were among the greatest waterworks of the Middle Ages. Witness the monuments from the top of the Tourist Information Building as you gain an introduction to the foundation of Kairouan and its glorious age.
Visit of the archaeological museum of El Jem, installed in a reconstituted Roman villa, where one can discover an important collection of Roman mosaics, covering a period going from the 2nd century to the 5th century, statues, terracotta statuettes, Perfume bottles, and much other glassware.
Visit the Aghlabid basins, the Barbier mosque or the Sidi Sahbi mausoleum, and its pretty minarets, then the Kairouan medina where you can take a look in the souks, taste the Kairouan pastries ‘Les Mekroudhs’ and its manufacture Handmade carpet, the great mosque also called Sidi Oqba mosque and finally the three-door mosque.