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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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  • on January 26 we started from here our mini tour for Albania, this amphitheatre seen from life for those who love history and archaeology speechless
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  • Our group of 10 couples from the Prinsendam first assembled next to the ruins of some shops that once supported the Durres Amphitheatre that use to be outside of the town. Our walk up the street paved...  more »
  • A real and unexpected surprise in the city of Durres. This Roman amphitheatre was discovered recently and is the largest existing Roman era amphitheatre in the Balkans. Highlighted for its historical importance today is a national pride. It is in excellent condition although much remains to be done to improve the site. A must see
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  • 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.
  • It was nice but small. And a bit neglected. But if you are in the neighbourhood that you must go.
  • Beautiful but neglected place. Bad access. Without the information boards. In Albania, the overall bad attitude to the sights. But as a historical site unforgettable.
  • Nice, but in awfull condition
  • A great historical place: huge amphitheatre built by the Roman in the 2nd Century AD, forgotten and rediscovered in 1966. A must.