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Durres Amphitheatre, Durres

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Stop by one of the largest Roman amphitheaters in the Balkans at Durres Amphitheatre. The amphitheater is located in the center of the city, which makes it easily accessible during a city walking tour. The site was built during Emperor Trajan's rule and its well-preserved remains, including a chapel mosaic, are open to the public along with a museum. The mosaic is located inside alcoves, but some of these are under structural risk due to the development on top of the amphitheater, so use caution when you are touring the area. There is a small fee for entering and remember to ask the reception desk for information in English. Put Durres Amphitheatre into our Durres trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Durres.
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  • First stop was the museum. All of the artifacts in the museum have been found in Durres. The Curator at the museum was very knowledgeable and helpful. After orientating ourselves to a bit of the histo...  more »
  • There is enough of this, including the entrance tunnels, to make this interesting. It was strange to walk into the grassy midsection and not be able to find the way out! Don't miss the wall mosaics. J...  more »
  • In bad shape, not worth it. Crumbling ruin, not maintained difficult to walk around the area. Not anything I would spend time photographing.  more »
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  • It looks much better in pictures than in real life. Expect to pay around 4 euros to enter it. Go watch it if you have nothing else to do or you extremelly into archeology.
  • Very small. They did their best to maintain it. It's covered in grass and surrounded by houses
  • It's beautiful historical center
  • This is a giant ancient place that gives you the feel of ancient Rome itself.
  • Wonderful, sensitive restoration by local standards. Easy to explore all that's left, the structure is being further uncovered through the demolition of some of the houses that have been built onto the site over the years; archaeological excavation appears to be still underway at one edge of the analytical stadium. 400 lek to get in.