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Address: Selcuk, Turkey

The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built...

The largest and most spectacular structure of Ephesus was originally built in the 3rd century BC and was later updated by the Romans in the 1st century AD when it had a seating capacity of 25,000.

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Huge Amphitheatre

One massive amphitheatre at the bottom of the climb. I suggest you enter as you climb down hill as it's less of a struggle. If you're unsteady on your feet, be careful. I guess... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Northwich, United Kingdom
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One massive amphitheatre at the bottom of the climb. I suggest you enter as you climb down hill as it's less of a struggle. If you're unsteady on your feet, be careful. I guess this place could hold thousands of spectators with the sounds stunning. Pics to follow.

Thank Gussy1dog
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is such a well-preserved theatre. It is overwhelming and also quite educational. It is amazing to visit somewhere where the Apostle Paul also was located and to be able to contextualize the Bible. Such a great experience.

Thank Phillip D
Cali, Colombia
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent. It's located inside Ephesus and it's really big. You can make a sound and realize how nice the acoustic is

Thank Juan Camilo M
Izmir, Turkey
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80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have enjoyed the theatre at Ephesus many times to include an Elton John concert. It is a joy to visit, and if there is an event, the acoustics are very good.

1 Thank MAJ_Dave44
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Definitely worth the climb up to the top...the view is amazing...there is a miniature version of the same at the other end of the ancient city...i recommend doing the smaller one first and then walking towards the other end of the ancient city for the grand finale...

Thank akanksha k
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

And sing your lungs out from centre stage. Accoustics are fantastic and makes you feel like a rock star!

1 Thank Daniel N
Jerusalem District, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I am very familiar with Roman arquitecture so, ince younhsve seen ine the pattern will repeat in every major greco-ram city. However if you have bever seen one so place take your time and see it.

Thank Marcos Enrique R
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

It is worth to walk around all levels and angles. Step on the stage area and have someone take you a pic from one of the seats in front. Really cool

Thank Juan Carlos B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Probably the grandest theatre I have seen and in one of the most suggestive settings: the great hill behind and the long Roman road in front...would have been breathtaking when the port was at the end of road. Going up is not for the faint hearted and if you suffer of "vertigo" well...do not look down!

1 Thank Travelaround59
Saint John, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I get a bit choked up when I think about the history that went on here concerning the apostle Paul. You probably have heard about the Ephesians worshiping the Goddess Diana from Jupiter. I'm not a church goer but remembered these was an uprising told in the book of Acts about Paul complaining about this silversmith and the silversmith was... More 

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