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Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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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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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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

To see a functional ancient theatre for large crowds that is still in use, amazing architecture and acoustics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

For me visiting the theater of Ephesus was special because it was in this exact spot that the famous riot of Acts 19 took place. It doesn't take but a moment to look around and explore the theater. It's beauty is outstanding. But the true value to me was reading straight out of the Bible while standing in the very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Experiment: Hey get in to that place. Send one of your friend to the middle of sitting area, one other to the top of the theathre. You stay in the middle, try to sing, clap or shout. Then ask them how they experienced your sound. Trust me even if you whisper they will hear you after thıusands of years this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The grand theatre is very impressive, especially if viewed at the end of the row of trees from the entrance. If you come from the top gate, walk past the theatre without looking and when you reach the trees look back. Whoa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place is probably gonna be the first sight when you enter ephesus. It looks old and broken from afar but when you finally walk inside it is immense. I reccommend to climb up the stairs, but be careful and wear good shoes. The views you get from the top are amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I can not believe what i see . how they can build this before jesus. this is wonder of the world. I love it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Grand Theatre of Ephesus, not to be confused with the smaller on-site Odeon, was first constructed in the third century BC and has been remodelled several times over the centuries. It faces the Arkadian way and the marble road that originally linked the theatre to the harbour, the original entrance to the city. From the top, it provides stunning... More 

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