The Carthage amphitheater, a masterpiece of the 1st century AD, proudly stood beyond the city walls and earned its place among the most splendid amphitheaters within the vast expanse of the Roman Empire..

Echoes of Medieval Chronicles

Medieval chronicles evoke a grand vision of the Carthage amphitheater with its commanding architecture and soaring arcades, casting an imposing silhouette against the ancient sky.

Journey Through Time

Embark on an expedition to uncover the timeless marvels of this Roman gem nestled in Tunisia. Transport yourself to an era of architectural opulence, envision the roaring crowds that once thronged its seats, and relive the vibrant history that unfolds within its storied walls. Step into the footsteps of history at this iconic venue, where the past springs to life. Immerse yourself in Carthage’s rich heritage and embark on a voyage to an era steeped in epic spectacles and cultural significance.

Carthage’s Evolution

Following the fall of Punic Carthage in 146 BC, the city was reborn on the same soil. By the 3rd century, Carthage grew into a Roman metropolis, boasting a populace of hundreds of thousands. This thriving hub became the heart of the Roman province of Africa, a critical source of sustenance for the empire.

A Complex History

From the Vandal conquest in 439 to the Eastern Roman Empire’s reconquest in 533/4, Carthage’s history intertwined with various powers. It became the seat of power for usurper Domitius Alexander (308–311). Later, during the Arab conquest in 698, Carthage fell, its fortifications razed to prevent Byzantine resurgence.

Shifting Fortunes

The amphitheater endured diverse fates. A Crusader conquest during the Hafsid era, its subsequent demolition by the Hafsids, the reuse of its ruins for other cities, and its role in the lives of martyrs such as Saints Perpetua and Felicity all contribute to its compelling narrative.

A Glimpse of Today

Today, what remains is an elliptical arena, 65 meters long and 37 meters wide. The access points, through which wild beasts once entered, stand as historical gateways to a different age.

Sanctity and Sacrifice

This very arena saw the martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicity in 203 AD, a poignant reminder of the devotion and sacrifice etched into its stones.

Exploring Carthage

Explore the remarkable Carthage amphitheater alongside other treasures such as the Malga cisterns, the circus, the Damous Carita basilica, the Antonine baths, the theater, and the Odéon district.

Opening Times

Discover the amphitheater’s magic:

From 16/09 to 31/05: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
From 01/06 to 15/09: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A Historic Journey Awaits

The Carthage amphitheater stands as a captivating testament to bygone splendor and the stories woven through the annals of time. Visit, explore, and let history’s echoes guide your footsteps in this awe-inspiring space.