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Teatro Romano

Castelo, Alfama & Mouraria
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Address: Encosta sul do Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

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The ruins of the Roman theatre are situated on the southern part of the castle. It was built in the 1st century BC, during the reign of the emperor Augustus. There is not much to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rijeka, Croatia
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ruins of the Roman theatre are situated on the southern part of the castle. It was built in the 1st century BC, during the reign of the emperor Augustus. There is not much to see here, but it is still one of the oldest monuments of the city, worth mentioning.

Thank Borzov
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

It is what it sounds to be - the ruins of a roman theater. You can access most of the theater for free. There is an elevator to some additional sights that you can see if you pay a smaller fee. All in all it's a 15 minutes visit tops. If you're around, you should see it but to me... More 

Thank Varga Z
Witham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

After visiting the castle l came across this site and it was a surprise to see. I have seen a lot of roman amphitheatre over the years in Italy, Tunisia etc and they were very impressive! There may not be a lot leave of the roman amphitheatre on this site, but for what there is it is still very interesting... More 

Thank mowden
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

On the way up to the castle we found this hole in the road which turned out to be the Roman theatre. Being generous we looked at it for about two minutes before walking past it. It's not particularly big or worth going out of your way to see. You get the impression whilst digging the road up the Lisbon... More 

Thank Kimcote71
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

I stumbled across this little beauty on the way to the castle. This literally is in the middle of a road. A great example of a hidden Roman amphitheater.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

There's not really much left of this ancient Roman theatre and a quick look is more than sufficient. If you've seen roman theatres in Italy or Northern Africa then you should really condition expectations before viewing this one which is quite a poor example in comparison.

Thank KGB777
Luton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2015

In the heart of the city this preserved setting is accessed via the museum. beware most maps indicate its accessible from the north side but this is the exit not the entrance. Combine with the underground shelter and castle for a truly great historical adventure.

Thank Geoff L

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