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Theatre Antique

46 Reviews
Historical Site
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: South East corner of town next to Arena, 13200, Arles, France
Phone: +33-490-493820

What people are saying:

After the end of Roman rule, the opera house was abandoned. The people gathered stones from the opera house, built houses and monasteries, and suffered serious damage. Today, the ancient Roman opera house only has stairs and some stone pillars. The marble stone pillars are the only remaining two complete stone pillars of the original Roman Opera House, and the terrace seats have been reduced from 10,000 to 2,000 at first. In the 19th century, the government carried out restoration work and displayed the excavated stone pillars and piers together. What was found at the time were all remaining fragments, but now it looks like it was restored. At that time, the building of the opera house was a rectangle with walls on three sides, more than 70 pillars, and a ceiling on it, which was inclined downward to ensure sound pickup.

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  • Debra R
    Debra R
    Vienna, Virginia

    Roman History in Arles

    Arles has so much to offer including Roman History for which it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It feels like a walk through history visiting the Theatre built by ancient Romans, but still in use tod...

    Reviewed on /Date(1599908399000+0800)/
  • MikesWorld1111
    Monaco-Ville, Monaco

    It's nice to see the space still used for current shows.

    We saw it thorough the bars (it was closed) on our way to the amphitheater. The audience seating is well preserved but not much is left of the original stage area (only two columns remain)

    Reviewed on /Date(1598464474000+0800)/
  • Dimitris L
    Dimitris L
    Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

    A Roman theatre

    Theatre Antique is a Roman built theatre. It was constructed during the reign of Augustus, the first Roman emperor. Today there is not much left of the original; it's mostly ruins, but surprisingly ev...

    Reviewed on /Date(1594951382000+0800)/
  • Wendy V
    Wendy V
    Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

    Walked By this Attraction

    Arles had so much to see that we walked by this several times without bothering to pay the entrance fee. You can poke your camera in and get some photos and get the general idea of what is in there w...

    Reviewed on /Date(1590419376000+0800)/
  • rosco2


    We wish the ticket office here had advised us to buy a ticket for all of the attractions in Arles, it would have been worth it for us. This is a peaceful place clearly used for events and has been res...

    Reviewed on /Date(1581735837000+0800)/

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