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Patara Amphitheatre

Patara Ruins, Patara, Turkey
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Beautiful...

Such a beautiful theatre, try the echo and its sound even before entering the theatre. Such a great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
maartenw2016
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Ghent, Belgium
Old and new one theatres

We have seen both in hot summer day, grateful for little shadow in new theatre. There is entrance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TomasF16
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Prague, Czech Republic
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One of the city's most important edifices is this theater which today, is partially buried in sand. The building was constructed in 147 A.D. and thought to be dedicated to Emperor Antoninus Pius.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
5 days ago
“Beautiful...”
2 weeks ago
“Old and new one theatres ”
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Patara Ruins, Patara, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a beautiful theatre, try the echo and its sound even before entering the theatre. Such a great sound!!!

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have seen both in hot summer day, grateful for little shadow in new theatre. There is entrance fee to be paid on the way by Dolmus from Gelemis. Little shop with souvenirs in a shadowy place with toilets and parking place nearby.

Thank TomasF16
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

To imagine what life was like in Patara during the Lycian period..sit in the Amphitheatre&Imagine..Visited here many times and love it...Well preserved&Truly Inspiring

Thank Robbie C
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This amphitheatre which seated 6,000 people has been beautifully restored, and in my opinion the best site in Patara. You can get into the seating area and really imagine plays being put on here, thousands of years ago. Unlike the next door assembly building which...More

Thank cheeryble
Reviewed 16 October 2016

same comments as for Patara Ruins ,not a separate visit .Good to scrabble over and try and visualize it's history

Thank mikerider2016
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Visited as part of the entrance ticket. It's a nice theatre with seating for 6000 and set into the hillside. Slightly spoilt for me as a turkish mum and dad were clattering over it with their two kids when one fell over and hurt themselves...More

Thank jezz c
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

For those who prefer a historical, sight-seeing holiday to the drinking ones, this is a definite whilst in Turkey. We went with our family on a little tour of the area and it was like something out of a fantasy book. The ruins of an...More

Thank Glynne T
Reviewed 21 October 2015

A good place to visit after going to Patarra beach.A very good example of a Amphitheatre.Very interesting architecture around about in the adjoining buildings as well.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The amphitheatre is visible on the way to the beach. A lot of work has been done to restore the nearby council chamber from when Patara was a very busy port. The amphitheatre has largely been left alone and is an amazing structure. The ticket...More

Thank Len D
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Patara Amphitheatre is a bit run down, but then it is a couple of thousand years old! That can seat around 6,000. Next door though is the renovated Assembly Hall.

Thank jerry-nielsen3
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