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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. To visit Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and other attractions in Arles, use our Arles trip itinerary planner.
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  • A very nice, similar to arena di Verona but smaller and perhaps not as well preserved. Don't miss the climb to the tower and around the covered walkway. It may be worth making the combined ticket for all Roman Antiquities.
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  • It is the Roman amphitheatre in the city. It is in fairly good condition although bleachers mecanotubo have superimposed makes ugly it. However is interesting and curious see that in that city celebrate corridas of bulls in an old Amphitheater Roman. Climb the Tower allows good views of the rooftops of the old part of the city. And over the years has left the uncovered part of the system of arches that held the upper floors. It is not the Colosseum of Rome but it serves to get an idea of the Roman culture. Good picture from the entrance for the lower part with prospect of stairs.
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  • An arena among many that the Romans spread to Europe, for example, is very similar to that of Pula in Istria. In any case, does his scene, especially at night when it is illuminated.
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  • It's very worthy visiting this Rome architecture. It has good view to see Arles and also you can enjoy the sunshine sitting inside. The entry fee is €8 for adult and €6 for reduction. If you visit Arles, you must visit here!
  • Historic location where contemporary "clean" bull fights are held. Unfortunately, the ancient architecture has been spoiled by metal railings and scaffolding. Still worth a visit if you're in Arles.
  • Very impressive arena, quite well preserved. Inexpensive to enter. Translations incomplete and occasionally poor.
  • Nice to see but if you don't have much time I wouldn't bother going in to visit
  • Great architecture better than the one in Times. Not as big. Wonderful views from the top.