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Roman ruins

Fourviere hill, Lyon, France
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Ranked #18 of 86 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Perfectly preserved amphitheater. One of the largest in France. It also has the little Odeon (smaller amphitheater) right next to it. The stage marble floor is still well preserved. Sometimes you can see people practicing for their play there. At the back of the big amphitheater, you can see the ruins of the little shopping alleys. Remember to have a... More

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Perth, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Right in the Centre of Roman Lyon on the side of Fourviere Hill with a rather pretty little garden inside the area as well. It was one of those rainy days that France is good at putting on even in summertime. Rainy but not cold - added to the atmosphere of walking around the ruins of this once magnificent Roman... More

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Eugene
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We've got two kids, 11 and 8, who are not especially great hikers or walkers. They complain a lot as we tend to drag them into cathedrals and museums…and they were complaining yesterday as we climbed the steep hill in the hot sun to the Roman ruins on "the hill that prays". I was just regretting this decision when we... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fascinating 2 sites, an amphitheatre and a theatre. Some explanatory boards but could have done with more as we did not go to the museum. The ruins themselves are free just to wander into. Also don't miss the little cool garden inside the site - great on a hot day. The funicular stops are nearby

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This Roman theatre is well worth a look. In olden times the arena could hold 11,000 people. Now, it is still used for outdoor performances but holds around 2500. Amazing that these structures are around 2000 years old.

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Washington DC
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There are two ruins of theatres on the site. The site is free to visit and is a short walk from a tram stop or down the hill from Notre Dam de Fourviere. The one theatre looks to be fairly intact and that productions could be held there even today. It is worth the climb to the top, the view... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Make this a visit as part of the trip to the Basilica as it is worthwhile. Only about a 5 minute walk & you will come across the very steep amphitheatre & the ruins. Walk down the steps & you will realise just how steep & high they are! Would be brilliant to see a performance staged here. Views are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Dating from 15 BC, these amphitheatres and ruins are reputedly the oldest (maybe still in use) around. Well worth walking around and, if you're lucky, seeing a performance at.

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Fortaleza, CE
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204 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Tha roman theater is a nice place to visit. Near to the fouviere basilica, the place has two ruins of ancient roman theatres. They are well preserved. Free entry.

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Saskatoon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Took the funicular to the Roman ruins. I loved that you have almost unlimited access to climb around the ruins - and it's FREE

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