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Ephesus Theatre

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Address: Site entry 4 km (21/2 mi) west of Selcuk on Selcuk-Ephesus road, Selcuk, Turkey
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The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built...

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.

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this is the larger of the two theaters located in the city. so cool to sit in it and just think of the history. I went down to the stage area and could picture the Apostle Paul... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this was great to see and very interesting, a large portion of the site is demolished and distributed around the world elsewhere, we were told by our tour guide the best place to see most of the key features of Ephesus is in London. Also, best to do this early morning or on a cooler day as very hard... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the larger of the two theaters located in the city. so cool to sit in it and just think of the history. I went down to the stage area and could picture the Apostle Paul preaching. a great experience

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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the smaller of the two theaters at Ephesus. They still use it for concerts and the acoustics are amazing.

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a guided tour and only got 10 minutes to take in this huge and historical piece of History. This is where the Apostle Paul spoke to the Ephesians. If you go here take the the time to take it all in. It is a beautiful and Grand place to see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Massive theatre with unbelievable acoustics, well designed with incredible history, well worth a look.

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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not only beautiful, but well-designed. So fun to sit and listen to people singing or quoting theater lines on the stage - no microphone needed!

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an excellent place with excellent sound acoustics. It is said that the place also hosted gladiator games in the past which makes it very interesting.

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Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's really huge, me and my friend spend 30 minutes to walking around here, surprisingly this theatre has a perfect acoustics. really worth to visit

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Joshua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After oohing and aahing over the Celsius Library, stop in at the theatre. The theatre is one of the few things you can see from an distance of the archeological site. It is recommended that the theatre be one of the last things you visit.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

here is very wonderful and an amazing building.we test acoustic system which was unbelievable and if you sit on top row benchs you can hear what people to say together in low row sitting.

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