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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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History with a capital H

Just walking around, the history of this place overwhelms you. Just to stand where so many important people spoke is amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Blairstown, New Jersey
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Blairstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just walking around, the history of this place overwhelms you. Just to stand where so many important people spoke is amazing

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent few hours. You can make this visit as short or as long as you like (3km from ne end to other). Theres not much shade, so take plent of water and sun protection. I also suggest you take the shuttle bus and start at the top and walk down. If you do start at the top the toilets are... More 

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing and certainly a must do if you are within a few hours of here. I would highly recommend a tour since there is a lot of amazing history.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality of conservation. Wonderful view. Wonderful show ! Everything is worth the visit. Do not hesitate to go. It is safe and hardly any tourists this summer.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was thrilling to be in the place where John and Paul were. You can imagine the riot which is recorded in the book of Acts. This is a huge theater, seating about 25,000, spectacular.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can just imaging the roar of the crowd, the voices of the performers. Superb acoustic properties in such an ancient venue. Stunning.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two theaters at Ephesus. The smaller one is called theathre Gymnasium and the big one is Ephesus Theatre. It is easily seen from south entrance to Ephesus. It has capacity of 25000 seats. This theater not only used for concert/play but also for religion. Apostle Paul was preaching there before. I was told even now a day some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Past Heracles', and Hadrian's, gates, past the terraced houses, and the Library, the sheer size of this Amphitheatre will not disappoint!

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The theatre is beautiful and large. Climb to the top and take a photo of it, or go across to a hill where you can get another food photo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has amazing acoustics! If you use your imagination you can see, feel, and, hear its ancient majestic history.

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