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Ephesus Theatre

Site entry 4 km (21/2 mi) west of Selcuk on Selcuk-Ephesus road, Selcuk, Turkey
232 892 6402 or 232 892 6940
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Ranked #4 of 41 Attractions in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Theaters
Owner description: The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built in the 3rd century BC and was later updated by the Romans in the 1st... more » Owner description: The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built in the 3rd century BC and was later updated by the Romans in the 1st century AD when it had a seating capacity of 25,000. « less
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The theatre is one of he largest Roman theatres in the world, it still has fantastic acoustics even though the stage wall is no longer present. When it was in full use the theatre seated 25,000 which historians calculate as being ten percent of the city population. Sadly, rock concerts are no longer held here as modern amplifiers caused rock... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

By the time you get to this location you have spent quite soem time at Ephesus and some people just walked by and did not go onto the site. They missed seeing a great attraction. Here are some photos from our visit.

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Such an impressive site: I loved the Celsian library building, the Theatre, the Domitian's temple and so forth. Al your history lovers out there: this site is a MUST see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Located along the downslope of Ephesus hill, the theatre proves to be still perfect as to acoustics. Two people, speaking average volume, can esily hear each other even if they are 40-50 meters distant.

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mallorca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

if you are an art lover, you will be haunted by this magnificent place! You can see the street outside, take pictures and climb the stairs

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

the theater is part of the ruins of the ancient city of ephesus and is well preserved and absolutly worth a visit. Its not as impressiv as other ancient amfitheathers but its worth a visiit

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Yet again a must after Rome and Alexandra this was the third biggest structure holding maybe 25,000 people one third of the population of the City...not much change from the way a stadium comes together the building blocks are here of the way every stadium was in still is built.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Considering the age of the theatre and the whole preserved settlement, the architecture is amazing. The Romans were wonderful builders. The city was well planned and constructed to the highest degree. The theatre formed the centre of attraction. One can go back in time and imagine the early Christians, including Virgin Mary, John, Paul and Luke walking the paths and... More

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A large well preserved open air theatre at the ancient city of Ephesus. This really is massive and the best way to properly appreciate the scale is to view it from the hill overlooking it up from the road to the port. You can walk around inside and get the same sort of view the ancient Greeks and Romans did... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

An exceptional Greco-Roman theatre that takes you back in time. It took my attention its dimensions, it's very large: 30 metres high and it can seat up to 25,000 people!! as well as the way it is preserved so it is easy to imagine gladiators, concerts or plays. Built around 300-200 BC and from it you have a lovely view... More

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