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Review of Amphitheater

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Owner description: The ruins of a huge second-century amphitheater, one of the largest in the entire Roman Empire.
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

I had look round a few years and I went again last week it was very interesting. It is a bit difficult to imagine how things were when the Romans were here

Visited August 2014
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Albertslund, Danmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It must have been horrid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

No one will visit this attraction without feeling the total dispair of the poor creatures road to death in order to amuse the audience. The lack of feeling for others must have been evident - ore else no one could have watched these fights. It is nice to know that music was plaid in concerts, actors performed and it at times was anything but the act og killing.
We saw accidently the gladiator training his stunts i the arena. He, at least, thought he was impressive.
The man selling tickets was to us the most pleasant young man, smiling, talking and very interested in informing us what to se where. Thumbs up for him - he was so nice.

Visited July 2014
Thank Jensen51
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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Expansive Site”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Interesting area and not real crowded. We ventured down the stairs to the underground area which I found to be more interesting and much cooler. Only a few Euro to get in. Worth the stop while in the area.

Visited July 2014
Thank Barb J
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amphitheatre experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

On a baking hot day, with few visitors around, to stand in silence the centre of the arena, with a blindingly bright sun glaring down and bright white sand underfoot, the weight of centuries and the sense of drama and suppressed fear was genuinely palpable. It was not difficult to imagine standing here nearly 2,000 years ago with the deafening noise of up to 20,000 baying citizens thirsting for the sight of mortal combat, and awaiting whatever opponents might emerge from one of the gated chambers around the perimeter of the arena. There are more emotions to be felt in the dank darkness of the cells, passages and especially the huge underground chamber beneath the arena. I've never visited Italy but this surpassed the Amphitheatre in Saintes for me.

Visited July 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“climb the stairs to the underground!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

I brought Rick Steve's guidebook to Germany and there's a great walking tour in there. It really explains more than the folded information paper you get at the gate. This amphitheater is worth the admission price, I've seen the coliseum in Rome and this amphitheater gives the big house more perspective because the floor is intact and it makes the (exposed) underground in Rome seem more impressive because it helps you imagine how it must have looked.
Don't miss the soda machine to the right of the exit before you leave or after you arrive, nice prices and really hit the spot. Clean bathrooms.

Visited June 2014
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