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Patara Amphitheatre

Patara Ruins, Patara, Turkey
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Patara
Type: Ancient Ruins, Performances
Owner description: One of the city's most important edifices is this theater which today, is partially buried in sand...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Performances
Owner description: One of the city's most important edifices is this theater which today, is partially buried in sand. The building was constructed in 147 A.D. and thought to be dedicated to Emperor Antoninus Pius.
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What an experience. It deserves to be a world heritage site but in Turkey there are so many interesting sites to visit. I suppose you cant nominate them all.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The first building yo use when entering from the car park. It is amazing that this has been preserved so well - possibly because it has been 2/3 covered in sand until relatively recently.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just entering the amphitheatre evokes a feeling of earthy nostalgia & what it must have been like on the days or nights when the theatre was packed with the people from a bygone age celebrating the acting or singing art of the ancients.

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Chepstow
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We visited to enjoy the 18km beach, and were astounded by the ancient ruins of Patara city. Not many places you can clamber over 2000 ruins. Restored area is superb, gives a real feel of what it was like in ancient times!

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Yalding
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Good History, part of the Patara reserve, very open site - to be visited in the cooler parts of the day, so as to stay a while

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very impressive and well-preserved amphitheatre. The ruined city of Patara is amazingly atmospheric and worth a diversion from the beach to visit - you've paid, so you might as well.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
39 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is an ancient site on a huge scale. The amphitheatre is awesome and you can sense the excitement and atmosphere of the crowded theatre in ancient times. The work to create such a structure 200BC mind boggling. Very hot and open with limited water and refreshment available so be sure to take water and sun screen. Great value and... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is very huge and attractive. Stay a bit longer and feel the atmosphere. You can see it everywhere while you trek around.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Atmospheric, unspoilt. Nothing negative to say. It is on the way to Patara Beach but would be a sin not to visit. If you are going to go to the beach often or to other sites or museums then you can buy a Museum Card - they will prepare this at the entrance if you have some sort of photo... More 

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england
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This wonderful structure has been beautifully restored with ongoing work on the entire site still being carried out.Time feels still and one can just imagine what the entire place was like in its heyday

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