Teatro Romano
Teatro Romano
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  • 23rita
    Davie, Florida562 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman Theater
    This Roman theater with a capacity for 20,000 was built in 70 BC. It was discovered by chance in 1980. In the 13th century, a fortress was built on its ruins by order of King Alfonso of Castile. This is the oldest theater in Spain. The proximity to surrounding buildings prevents further excavation. There is an underground tunnel below the bleachers. You can view artifacts in the museum. Location is just a few minutes walk from Cathedral de Cadiz.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 28, 2023
  • CHJ
    Dartford, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman gem in the centre of town
    This is a gem of a place. We visited and didn't expect all the information provided on the structure and layout of Roman theatres. There's an interesting short animation. It's not massive but it's really nicely done. Well worth half an hour of your time, and it's free! Very enjoyable!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • mariegleerup
    Los Angeles, California116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem
    What a hidden gem! Not busy, so you can see everything. And, free. Hard to find, so thank goodness for local friends. We spent about 90 minutes walking through the ruins and reading the history. Definitely worth finding this, if you’re in town.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,030 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Typical amphitheatre
    Actually, if you are short of time, you can view this amphitheatre from on of the dead end streets opposite the entrance. The views are good as you are looking back at the seats. Of interest is how the structure has been incorporated into nearby dwellings.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 6, 2023
  • permia
    41,074 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tremendous inheritance
    Fascinating that it was discovered only in 1980. To think that the vast structure lay buried and unknown for around 16 centuries. It has impressive credentials. Seating for circa 10000 was available, in what was one of the largest such in the entire Roman Empire.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 7, 2024
  • Paul H
    Birmingham, United Kingdom168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating historical site
    If you love seeing roman remains, then this is a fabulous theatre and free entry! You can wander round a small bit of the site, which was only discovered in the 1980s. The film in the visitor centre really brings it to life (rotates between Spanish and English commentary).
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 27, 2024
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain619 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This small museum is free to visit and takes you through a couple of exhibition rooms with interesting displays outlining the history of the site. You then access a part of the theatre which is sandwiched between modern buildings. We have visited Cádiz several times, and have never been able to access this site - but beware it closes early and we only just managed to get in this time!
Written November 15, 2022
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Lowell L
Minnesota Lake, MN8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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radio_hack
London, UK139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Cannuckk
Langley, Canada363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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23rita
Davie, FL562 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This Roman theater with a capacity for 20,000 was built in 70 BC. It was discovered by chance in 1980. In the 13th century, a fortress was built on its ruins by order of King Alfonso of Castile. This is the oldest theater in Spain. The proximity to surrounding buildings prevents further excavation. There is an underground tunnel below the bleachers. You can view artifacts in the museum. Location is just a few minutes walk from Cathedral de Cadiz.
Written April 28, 2023
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permia
Ireland41,074 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fascinating that it was discovered only in 1980. To think that the vast structure lay buried and unknown for around 16 centuries.

It has impressive credentials. Seating for circa 10000 was available, in what was one of the largest such in the entire Roman Empire.
Written March 7, 2024
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK2,030 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Actually, if you are short of time, you can view this amphitheatre from on of the dead end streets opposite the entrance. The views are good as you are looking back at the seats. Of interest is how the structure has been incorporated into nearby dwellings.
Written November 6, 2023
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CHJ
Dartford, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a gem of a place. We visited and didn't expect all the information provided on the structure and layout of Roman theatres. There's an interesting short animation. It's not massive but it's really nicely done. Well worth half an hour of your time, and it's free! Very enjoyable!
Written September 20, 2023
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