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Amphitheatre of El Jem, Tunisia

The Amphitheatre of El Jem is a well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, which should feature on any history buff’s sightseeing to-do list. This site has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for decades and has even been the backdrop in a popular Nike advert, too.

Wander around this oval amphitheatre and take in the history while learning about how the largest colosseum in North Africa used to house 35,000 spectators, who would venture here to watch exciting entertainment. If you are visiting with family, the little ones will love seeing where the gladiators once prepared for battle. Kids will also enjoy exploring the underground rooms and corridors here, as well as the old lifts, too.

This iconic site is situated within the town of El Jem and is close to plenty of coffee shops alongside a host of charming eateries. So, stop by one of the many dining spots here, for light refreshments or a filling meal before or after your visit.