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Carthage



Carthage
Introduction

1. Punic port

2. Tophet with child sacrifice

3. Antonine baths

4. Punic remains on Byrsa Hill

5. The museum

6. Building with columns

7. Theatre

8. Archaeological garden

9. Cathedral on Byrsa Hill

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CARTHAGE
Practicalities

Hotels and alternatives
Quite little in Carthage itself. The hotels you find right here are rather expensive, and you might like to consider rather staying in La Marsa (5 km) or Tunis (17 km). Among the hotels here, the Résidence Carthage offers best value for money.

Restaurants and alternatives
Beyond the hotels, there are no great places to eat in Carthage. Good alternatives are Sidi Bou Said (2 km) or Goulette (6 km).

Nightlife
Nothing, except in the hotels. Tunis is your best chance, and even that is not terribly great.

Change Money
Do this in Tunis.

Transport
Use the local train. This is great also for moving around the sites of Carthage. There are 6 stops along the railway for different parts of old Carthage.
• Carthage Salammbo and Carthage Byrsa will take you to the Punic port, the Tophet, Hippodrome and the Paleo-Christian Museum.
• Dermech is good for the 1890's Cathedral and the excavations.
• Carthage Hannibal is good for the Antonine Baths, Archeological Garden, Theatre and 'Building with Columns'.
• Carthage Presidential is good for Damous el Karita, the largest ancient church in North Africa.
• Carthage Amilcar is good for Basilica St. Cyprian and Basilica Majorum.






By Tore Kjeilen