Nimes has perfectly preserved many ancient Roman remains. The Arena of Nimes is one of them. It is also the most complete one of the few remaining arenas in the world. It has a history of nearly 2000 years. The arena is still usable now, and a movable roof and heating system have been added.
The oval-shaped arena is the most famous Roman building in Nimes. It is magnificent and elegant. In addition to gladiatorial performances, concerts and concerts are also held. The program list on the poster has been scheduled until the end of September.
There are Roman ruins everywhere in Nimes. You can visit the Arena of Nimes. It is said that some activities such as bullfighting are held regularly. But there is a long queue of visitors, so let's just walk around and take a look outside.
The small city of Nimes, close to the Mediterranean Sea, keeps warm all day long, "located at the crossroads of history and interpersonal communication", condensing the wisdom of the ancient Romans, the ancient relics, all kinds of colors, flowing with ancient Roman ideas. Nimes is the name of the spring water spirit, so there are many fountains in the small town of Nimes.
The racing field was built in the 1st century AD. It was originally used for competition, but today it has become a theater. The arena is 21 meters high and has 2,400 seats. From the exterior, you can see the 60 arches at the top. It is said that it was used as a military fortress in the 5th century. The performance venue in the arena is 131 meters long from east to west and 100 meters long from north to south. Standing on the top floor of the arena, you can overlook the scenery of the entire town of Nimes. There are only two floors outside the arena, but there are five floors inside. Walking into the Colosseum, the old man walks through the passages on each floor, making a full circle around the arena. The photos do not reflect the real scene of the arena. Only by standing in it can you feel its extraordinary!
The European Renaissance revived the ideas, culture and art of ancient Greece and Rome, and the art of architecture is certainly one of them. An Colosseum 2000 years ago, can people feel the contribution of the ancient Roman Empire to human civilization, right?
As one of the representatives of the French-style Roman city of Nimes, the Roman Arena of Nimes, built in the first century AD, is the most complete of the few remaining Roman arenas in the world, and it is also the strongest display of ancient Rome by Augustus. A place of strength. Its 133-meter-long, 101-meter-wide oval building is designed with 34 viewing steps and can accommodate 24,000 spectators. In addition, the exterior facade of the 2-story design of the Arena has 60 arches, showing the classic Roman architectural style everywhere.
As early as the rule of the ancient Romans, this arena in Nimes was the hot spot of social life at that time. At that time, the citizens of Nimes would appreciate all kinds of bloody and passionate performances, from animal fights of lions, tigers and even elephants; to gladiator fights. The Roman warriors at that time showed them to the outside world on this platform. Own bravery and strength.
With the decline of the ancient Romans, in the 6th century AD, the Visigoths turned this arena into a fortress to temporarily avoid enemy attacks; in the 12th century, it gradually became a place for residents to live and live; and time passed. In the 18th century, the Roman Arena of Nimes had already formed a village with nearly 700 people. It was not until 1786 that the government gradually restored the original appearance of the arena. Today, travelers from all over the world can learn about the architectural style that carries the glory of the years through the audio guide in the scenic area. In addition, the Roman Arena of Nimes is also the best place for bullfighting, concerts and sports events.