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Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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Address: Rond-Point des Arenes | Arènes d Arles, 13200, Arles, France
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Just like the colosseum but on a smaller scale, worth going into a you can get close to all the action, would have loved to see the bullfighting

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a visit to view the outside but once inside what a disappointment it was to me. Full of metal seating stands to support bull fight viewing. The whole grandure of the theatre and Roman skill was lost in a mess of steel.

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is hard to describe the les Arenes in Arles. This huge structure towers over the city and is literally the tourist mecca of this town. Still in use today for events as varied as bullfighting, plays and concerts and dating back to about 90 CE, a truly amazing architectural wonder, probably only second to the Colosseum in Rome and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just like the colosseum but on a smaller scale, worth going into a you can get close to all the action, would have loved to see the bullfighting

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This venue bought tears to the eyes. It's full of time and history and the enormity of it is unfathomable. An amazing location for the photography enthusiast with a lot of alley ways, deep shadows and never ending corners. My one downside was that it seems to hold bull fighting shows there, not a happy camper :(

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Thank JDCWheeler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In the heart of the city this is not to be missed. You can walk all around on different levels & its easy to get caught up in the atmosphere. Morning seem to be less crowded so recommend that

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Arles you must feel lucky! It is one of the most beautiful little towns I have ever seen, and so out of this world that you will think you are in a movie! The town itself is a monument, but if you like ancient monuments this amphitheatre is what you have to see. You can pay... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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This alone with the Coliseum is worh the trip to Arles. Beautiful Roman structure with plenty of steps to climb!

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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to an Easter Fiera(bull fight). The arena is magnificient. If you go to the bullfight their are two types the regular and the Route Camargue which one could read up on. No need to get to the bullfight much before the defined start time. I would sit as low in the arena as you budget will allow. Very... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhat smaller version of the Coliseum in Rome, but still with room for 20,000. Over the two thousand years since it was built was used for various purposes, including housing for a time and bull fighting (which continues in different forms, some less disadvantageous to the bulls). Shows amazing engineering prowess of Romans. Not much different from modern stadiums. Featured... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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This is my first visit to a Roman amphitheater and I was blown away! Walking up in the tower, getting views over the city, walking through the passageways gives you a taste of what it was like so long ago. Posters up all around tell of the opening of the season for bullfighting.

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