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Address: Aspendos, Serik, Turkey
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The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great theater,...

The best-known attraction among the ruins of Aspendos is the great theater, an amazingly well preserved vestige of Roman architecture that may be as impressive as Rome's own Colosseum.

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A Roman Amphitheatre in Antalya

The Amphitheatre of Aspendos (in Turkish, Belkis Theatre) is one of the well preserved Roman theatres.Although the city in which Aspendos is located has a historical background... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Amphitheatre of Aspendos (in Turkish, Belkis Theatre) is one of the well preserved Roman theatres.Although the city in which Aspendos is located has a historical background gone back to 1000 BC, the theatre was built in the Roman Era (161-169 AD). The antic theatre is app. 15km away from the coast. The Aspendos Amphitheatre is registered as an archeologically... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theater seats 15,000. It is wonderfully preserved. The surrounding area has many wonderful artifacts. This is a must see attraction.

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see site. My wife and I always bring our international visitors to view and wander about an intact theater that will easily seat 20,000 romans. If you are adventurous and up to climbing unimproved trails you can explore the old city just behind the amphitheater, it is worth the effort. Trust me, I am 75.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice historical place!If you have enough time amd wish you can come to this place and see sometjing new and interesting in Turkey!i cant say that this place impressed us too much but anyway it was interesting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Up from the coast and busy traffic. On the rock. Hudge ruins after ancient lifet. Time stops when walking in the ruins. The aqueduct from the mountains is great!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The imense impression this well preserved theatre compelx makes on a person cannot be explained. Not only is the theatre well preserved but so are the adjacent rooms and halls, all leading to a better understanding of the complex.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Really interesting and well preserved site. I would highly recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The theatre is very beautiful especially on the inside. We also tried out the acoustics of the theatre and it is definitely amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This place is about to 45 to 50 kms from Antalya City & can be combined along with the visit to Perge, Aspendos & Termessos for a day trip. This place has perhaps one of the best preserved ROMAN AGE THEATER from Mediterranean world which could accommodate about 8000 people. We arrived to this place by 12.00PM in the afternoon.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

If your into ancient ruins and architecture, this is a must see visit, with 92 steps to the to of the coliseum. There is a visitors shop which is reasonable, refreshments and toilets.

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