Roman Theatre of Palmyra, Palmyra

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Dating back to 2nd century CE, Roman Theatre of Palmyra features incredible stone construction, Corinthian columns, a stage, and imposing stone carvings. This 2,000-year-old theater, which once served as a cultural center for the ancient city of Palmyra, was damaged by Islamic extremist groups in recent years. Take a stroll around this archeological site and witness Roman influence. Before climbing the monument to get photos, check with a tour guide, as it might not be safe due to damage. Plan your visit to Roman Theatre of Palmyra and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Palmyra trip itinerary planner.
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  • January 24, 2017
    An essential part of any visit to Palmyra, this theatre was restored before the current conflict and was actually host to some festivals to attract tourists. It is a great place to sit, relax and imag...  more »
  • December 12, 2016
    Italy Rome Colosseum is a little less than than the theatre. Nevertheless, unlike the Coliseum stood up on stage and sing directly to walk or even yelling. The resonance caused by the empty space below the stage phenomenon for yourself or watch the preparation room of the stage to another is fun.
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  • November 26, 2016
    Before the ruin was one of the most beautiful ancient theaters sample cultural conquest that Alexander the great had brought to the world.
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Before the war, Palmyra offered a solid set of mid-range hotels and budget backpacker lodgings, plus some higher-end establishments. The conflict changed the character of this area and affected its tourist appeal. You can still find basic rooms with air-conditioning, many offering quick access to the famed ruins. The more luxurious options provide rooms with a view of the ancient city.
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