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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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Where to stay in Palmyra

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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  • 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 »
  • This is but a small piece of Palmyra, but is a lovely example of Roman influence in the region. I cannot attest to it's condition or accessibility at this time.  more »
  • The Famous Archaeological Site of Palmyra has always been the top tour site in all of Syria. The old Roman Amphitheater was always a high light of every tour Unfortunately today it is being destroyed ...  more »