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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,350 contributions
Mar 2022
We took a quick day trip on a Sunday to Cádiz and stopped here. For driving, Google Maps routes you to the front but that's the exit. For walking, however, it routed us to the entrance, which is on the opposite side, on a small side street.

Upon entering (free), they'll show you where to park your stroller (if you have one). We added ours to small gathering of strollers already there (I think only, like, 3 strollers can fit in that space). We were informed beautifully in English where the museum was and where the Theater was. We wanted to bypass the museum, as we had 21 month old twins but a lovely person thought we didn't know where to go and redirected us to the museum. So, we walked through and were out within a minute and continued to the actual Theater.

As is the case with most Theatres, there's not much to see or do. But, the cool thing about this Theatre is that it is one of the largest theaters built during the Roman Empire (70 BC in this case) and operated for nearly 4 centuries, was abandoned and only just rediscovered in 1980.

We walked through the Theatre pretty quickly (or, as quickly as our twins would let us). To exit, you have to go through one-way whole-body turnstiles so you can't get back in. You'll exit onto the main street. If you have a stroller, like we did, we had to go all the way back around to the entrance to get it. Based upon picture time stamps, we were there probably less than 15 minutes and possibly even only 10.
Written April 15, 2022
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radio_hack
London, UK122 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Walk where Romans walked and get a sense of how it would have been to stand on stage and face an audience of thousands.

This Roman theatre has additional wow factor thanks to the design of the modern welcome and information areas.

The interpretation given of the building and use of a Roman amphitheatre is exceptional. All information is given in Spanish and English with models and a short video for clarity.

Unbelievably, entrance is free (March 2022) but even if it hadn’t been, this is the best thing I did in Cadiz.
Written March 30, 2022
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TheRestlessTraveller
Northop Hall, UK341 contributions
Sep 2020
Just back from Cadiz Cathedral and a short step back from the sea wall defensive structure of the main town formerly used against invaders of almost every kind, most frequently pirates, but now a stop on the trail of a different kind of invader. The theatre is now no more than a snapshot of the former majesty the roman structure having been built over but now recovered for visitors and locals alike from its turbulent history. As mentioned it is close to the sea wall so it offers an interest brake in walk along the promenade which also affords photo opportunities of the Cathedral from the seaward side as well a chance to have a relatively quiet moment away from the crowds on the other side of Cathedral in its Plaza.

To take in the views and the soak in the experience shouldn’t take more than 30-45 minutes but does afford you some great vistas for the photographers amongst you and inside its museum gives you some excellent background on the earlier history of the city with the bonus that there is no fee although donations would I imagine not be declined. Recommended.
Written January 12, 2021
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Cannuckk
Langley, Canada316 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
I’ve seen numerous Roman amphitheatre ruins over the years, many better preserved and more of a “wow” factor than this one. Strangely though, this may be the first I’ve seen with an accompanying museum that outlines their main design features and social implications. Not in great detail of course, but in a well thought out and illustrative way that made my 40 minute visit well worthwhile, especially given free admission.
I’d definitely include it on my list of recommended sites in Cadiz.
Written March 29, 2022
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Veronica B
Ware, UK90 contributions
Jun 2022
In a world where everything seems to have an entrance fee, it was nice to find something which was of interest and free!

The entrance is a little bit obscure and a sign near the exit sends you round into Calle Meson, where the entrance looks like the door to a house. So you could easily miss it!

Best to check opening hours, as on the day we visited (Thursday morning in mid June), it shut at around 1pm, with entrance to the actual archeological area shut half an hour before. We were lucky to see it all!

There may not be much to see, yet linking the visualisations to what remains of the amphitheatre paints an overall historical picture, which was really interesting and helpful. The video (visualisation) is in Spanish and English. It was lovely to be able to sit and look down on the amphitheatre at the end of the visit, then walk back to the exit gate having experienced some measure of what it would have been like to sit in the audience.
Written June 22, 2022
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teignwolf
Teignmouth, UK134 contributions
Jan 2020
Visited this whilst in Cadiz for a day whilst on a cruise. It is tucked away in a side street not far from the cathedral. It is not widely advertised but well worth a visit, entrance is through a narrow door which again is not promoted. The ruins and exhibition, which includes a video, are free to visit and can be covered in about an hour. Definitely worth a look if you have an interest in Roman history
Written February 3, 2020
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Lowell L
Minnesota Lake, MN8 contributions
Jan 2020
If you have seen Roman ruins before including theaters then this is not a great draw.
But if you have not seen ruins before then it is certainly is something you should visit.
The entrance was free but a tad difficult to find. If you go there do not pass up the
little museum that shows you what it probably looked like roughly 2000 years ago.
Written February 21, 2020
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,309 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I love history, especially of the Roman days. The Teatro Roman in Cadiz is well worth visiting. It is somewhat difficult to find the entrance but once you do it is a fascinating piece of ancient ruins. It is not like the Roman arenas in Nimes or Arles, but with its rubble, it is very interesting. If you are a history lover, don’t miss it.
Written October 9, 2020
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Lozz29
Cadiz, Spain14 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The entrance is a bit hard to find as signage is minimal, but worth the effort. It’s a few minutes walk from the cathedral
and is a well preserved archaeological site. The interpretive information is plentiful and is translated into English. Worth the trip especially an entry is free.
Written January 15, 2020
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Daiga T
London, UK261 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
I have always been fascinated to visit old ruins. Just to think about the people that walked on and touched the same rocks centuries ago as I am today.
Entrance is through a visitors centre that I didn’t notice at the beginning and walked all around it wanting to get in.
Not very crowded. Interesting museum about the history and architecture of the Roman theatre.
Written December 16, 2019
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