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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  • Wonderful history and well preserved amphitheater. Great use of a historic structure. Loved the area around the area too. Well worth it. Get a museum pass. Such a great deal.  more »
  • Don't throw money to visit. Inside the Amphitheater built the stands of metal that prevent the vision of the Roman amphitheatre. Now is a "stage" where they make bullfights!
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  • Better from the outside than from within, all in all does not differ much from other Roman arenas. There is no trace of the fortified village that existed at one time in its interior, there are major exhibits or architectures particular contiguous. It is still to visit because it is one of the symbols of the city and region, climb the towers and see the roofs of the houses from the top is still an essential experience.
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  • Beautiful and very quite place. What i like about this place that there are not many tourist here and hence you can really enjoy the place. Although the amphitheater is closed due go construction work so you cant really go inside as of now. Its called small rome due to this amphitheater which looks a bit like the one in Roma. But its still great to see it from outside.
  • I was actually pleasantly surprised by how amazing this amphitheatre was. I’m the sort of person who gets bored after walking around old building and museums for too long, but if you go with a friend, it’s really great! It kept us in the shade and there was a lovely view from the top of this ancient place.
  • An impressive Roman amphitheatre partly reconstructed. Entry tickets are reasonably priced and an audio guide is available. Large and uneven stairs are needed to be climbed to access some areas. This is a very impressive structure and should be visited.
  • You can buy either a solo ticket or a pass for 4 monuments and 2 museums in Arles for just 9 € (ask for a discount if you stay in a hotel or airbnb in Arles). There is a nice view from top of the tower and the walk around the giant arcades is interesting. We were here in early March and we were the only people inside the whole arena.
  • An interesting place. There is enough of it left to get a feel for what it was like in Roman times. It was extremely hot on the day we went and there is no shade in the arena.
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