Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Arles

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A two-tiered Roman amphitheater, Amphitheatre (les Arenes) could once hold over 20,000 spectators. It was built as a venue for chariot races and hand-to-hand battles. Today, it draws large crowds for bullfighting, as well as plays and concerts. The building measures 136 m (446 ft) long, 109 m (358 ft) wide, and features 120 arches. Our Arles online travel planner makes visiting Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and other Arles attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Completed in 90 AD, it is the 20th largest amphitheatre of the Roman world, seating some 20,000 spectators for the gladitorial games and other gore, all part of the Roman bread and circuses to keep... 
    Completed in 90 AD, it is the 20th largest amphitheatre of the Roman world, seating some 20,000 spectators for the gladitorial games and other gore, all part of the Roman bread and circuses to keep...  more »
  • The town was quite beautiful and to our surprise. The amphitheatre was astonishing and full of history. 
    The town was quite beautiful and to our surprise. The amphitheatre was astonishing and full of history.  more »
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  • A truly wonderfully preserved example of an ancient Roman amphitheatre. You can walk around freely and really explore this amazing venue and imagine how the place must have been in the ancient times. Wonderfully preserved and in great condition. If you are lucky you can even visit when they have concerts and other events here.
  • Very well preserved Roman building. It was conserved and partially rebuilt over last 200 years. There are a LOT of steps, if you want to visit the towers. But a short climb gets you to the main seating area. The site is still in use for modern events. Essential visit for fans of Rome.

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