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Teatro di Marcello

Via del Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy (Sant'Angelo / Ghetto)
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Ranked #160 of 740 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Teatro di Marcello was actually built before the Colosseum said to be built on the design of this theatre. It is an interesting sight without the crowds. It is close to Campidoglio ( just go down the road). Worth spending some time!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Just down the street from the Capitoline Museums. Definitely worth a stroll by to see the ruins of the theatre incorporated into more modern apartments (16th century). If you continue down the street you can get to the Mouth of Truth in about 10 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is a great sight to see what remains of the theatre and how it's been incorporated into more modern buildings - it is not far from some other sights as well (temples of Portunas and Hercules, Mouth of Truth, etc) so well worth going by here as a part of the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is a must in your trip to Rome. It is very interesting to see the roman ways of building. However, it is a bit sad that the parts remaining from the original theater are quite small and that some parts of the building have been added long time after it glorious age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

To walk around, imagine this magnificent building in it´s day and to appreciate it´s architecture today is breathtaking. To have these ruins still standing in a busy city is a gift to humanity ... don´t just walk by.

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Llucmajor, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The famous Colosseum was based on this Theatre. Just for it, it's worth to stop by and enjoy how it remains... real. Real apartments built on the top of it where real people life -top budget. Time ago homeless people used its gates as roof. That's the evolution of a 2000+ years building. PS: Thanks to my friend Massi for... More

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Springwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I'm always reminded of Ozymandias when I view ruins in Rome, "Look upon my works ye mighty and despair". On the other hand, it is a wonder that anything has remained to be viewed given the sacks of Rome, the constant attacks and warfare, the vandalism of invaders and locals alike. The site was cleared by Julius Caesar but he... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Amazing example of how Roman architecture has survived through the centuries by being integrated into newer buildings.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

It's a very interesting structure that combines the ruins of the Theatre of Marcellus with a 16th century palace that was built for the Orsini family. Right next door to it, you can still see the remaining columns of the Temple of Apollo Sosianus. It's all very impressive as you're driving or walking by it. Today, the upper level palace... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place i found on my second visit to Rome and loved it! It is within walking distance from the forum and there are not so many tourists as this is not so famous! Really beatiful!

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