Pergamon Amphitheater
Pergamon Amphitheater
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Jazzumbo
Romania2,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
The most spectacular ruin in the Ancient City of Pergamum is this dramatic Hellenistic Theater.
It's carved into a very steep hillside, so it offered a scenic panorama just in case the play was boring. If you are not comfortable with high slopes, you may feel some vertigo up there.
It's my favorite place by far as this architectonic masterpiece was not dedicated to whatever emperor, tyrant, god or goddess. It was built just for people. It's hearth touching to learn that, about 2000 years ago, despite the wars and barbaric invasions, the people of Pergamum enjoyed the theater shows.
Fight your vertigo and take all the steps down to the former stage and explore the ruins of the Dionysus Temple. According to the archeologists, there used to be terraces here for the spectators, to enjoy a cup of wine after the show.
Visited the place in September, late afternoon, and it was not that hot, due to the breeze. However, take some sport shoes, sunglasses and a binocular, to enjoy the scenery.
And, of course, don't forget about the water!
Written 14 October 2018
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greektraveler69
Ventura, CA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Friends
Cigdem Goktas, with Osman Tourism, was our guide. I can't speak highly enough of her. We drove from Kusadasi and drove to Pergamon. During the two hour ride she was considerate, kind and knowledgeable. She patiently answered our questions on every subject regarding Turkey. When we reached Pergamon, she was a fountain of knowledge regarding the history, geology, geography, politics, etc. I especially enjoyed her tour of Asklelpion. If you get her as a guide, she won't disappoint.
Written 29 December 2011
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Ana V
Eugene, OR654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Steepest theater I have ever seen at any archaeological site. I only wish the tour I was on would have allowed me more time to explore. This is a must see.
Written 20 December 2019
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hii67
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Pergamon Theatre forms part of the ancient ruin of Pergamon cut steep into the slope and its simply breath taking and one should spend at least half a day to soak in the architectural wonders and read up on the different sites along the way!

The theatre only constitute part of the wonders of ancient world in Pergamon. A must see when in Turkey !
Written 20 December 2019
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Abrumar
Shrewsbury, UK303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Do not visit if you suffer from vertigo. A magnificent Greco-Roman theatre built by the Greeks in the third century BCE. It was later refurbished by the Romans..It has 80 rows of steps, the highest some 36 meters above the orchestra pit in the valley below. Pergamon is the steepest Greco-Roman theatre in the world and could seat 10,000 spectators..
Written 22 June 2019
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Evren11
73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is the home of the famous "Altar of Zeus" in Berlin. (Such a pity we don't have a chance to see it in its original location) One of the must-see places in Turkey. I won't get into too much detail, but this place has a very high the historical significance. Worth the visit
Written 25 August 2018
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onero
Brisbane, Australia857 contributions
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May 2012 • Couples
The theater on the side of Pergamum's acropolis is the steepest raked Hellenistic theater in the world. The cavea of the theater could seat 10,000 people, in 80 rows of seats, divided into three sections by two diazomas. The stone used in its construction is andesite. Because it was originally a Hellenistic theater, there was no permanent stage, and people sitting on the cavea could see outside and beyond the playing area to the valley and the famous Asclepion on the plain below (a good view if the play got boring!). The theater was used well into the Roman period.

Once you take the Cable Car (20TL) up to the Pergamum acropolis, you can reach the theatre easily and there is no additional fee to enter and look around. Just don't look down! It's very steep ... and acrophobia (fear of heights) can make you feel dizzy when you look down (vertigo).
Written 29 July 2012
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Homesick
London, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
The theatre and the setting is just beautiful. One of the most impressive Greco-Roman theatres I have ever seen given views over the town and valley.
Written 24 December 2019
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AliG
San Francisco, CA1,381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Wow, this ancient theatre was awesome. It was one of the main reasons I wanted to visit Pergamon. I made sure to walk up and down the steps. I even sat under a bush/tree for a little while, since it was a really hot day, and admired the theatre. Walking across from one side to the others you can see the hills of the area and then the current city of Bergama.
Written 3 September 2018
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sebastian s
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Rode the bus from Izmir, took about 2 hrs, but took another route back and find it easier. The metro from Izmir to the moment was up to Aliaga. And from there a shuttle bus 385 will stop at Bergama bus station. You can walk to the cable car or by taxi all the way to the entrance of the park.

The view was great, but what I love the most is view tourists.
I went to the Red Basilica and Askeplion, and have the place all by my self.
I did a lot of fun pictures, nobody around.
Written 26 June 2018
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