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“A walk back in time” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Owner description: The ruins of a huge second-century amphitheater, one of the largest in the entire Roman Empire.
Stockholm, Sweden
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“A walk back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

The theater is a bit outside the town centre. A very good informative pamphlet is included in the entry fee.

The place is impressive, even by our standards today. Like all old structures time has taken it's toll, the stone terraced seating has been removed to build a monastery. You can go down into "the cellar" of the arena and see the engineering underneath. The arched gateways are also quite impressive.

There is supposed to be remains of painted plaster somewhere but we couldn't find it. It may be in the restricted sections.

Visited July 2013
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“A long walk for nothing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Being a fan of ancient times we were excited at seeing this amphitheatre. We set off on our 15- 20 minutes walk from town past other Roman ruins and a residential area and arrived at the Amphitheatre paid the €3 entrance fee.
well to say we were disappointed is an understatement,nothing really much to see here. Much smaller than we had anticipated. Walking around and underneath the grounds to where the prisoners were kept did give you a sense of what it was like,but our best description of this place is ruined ruins.

Visited September 2013
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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“Nice Roman monument to kill the time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Located on the outskirts of the main centre of Trier is the Roman Amphitheatre. Back in Roman times, people used to come here and watch games with animals and gladiator fighting were considered as public entertainment.

The arena is about a ten minute walk from the centre and costs €3 to get in (2013 prices). There is only one entrance to the arena for the public, so here you will find a small ticket office, toilets and a vending machine serving snacks. Into the sight, and the first thing I came across was the ruins of the entrance gate which was used as a quarry in the Middle Ages. The actual arena is surrounded by a wall with openings for animal cages, and can still be seen today. The amphitheater was built around the 2nd century AD and once had a seating for 20,000 people.

Visitors to the arena can also go underneath where there is a huge cellar where in the Roman times, prisoners were sent down here (as they were sentenced to death which they died upstairs, but whilst kept in the cellar they had to stay in the same room as lions and tigers.

Its not a bad little amphitheatre and is worth a visit if you are in the area. There is also a car park outside the main entrance.

Visited June 2013
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Langley City, Canada
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“Cool to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Walking to the amphitheater took about 15 minutes after visiting the Imperial Baths - and was worth the walk. Walking underground was fascinating (though quick). There was a good English guide given at the entrance. It was smaller than expected, and they were setting up for a concert while there, which took away from the feel of it. However, it only affected the outside arena not the underground.

Visited July 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“A stroll through history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

We visited this on a rainy day, but still enjoyed walking around the well-preserved amphitheatre and learning about its history from the informative leaflet. It was very interesting to see the structure underneath the stage and the mind boggles at the engineering feats achieved by the Romans.

Visited August 2013
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