Teatro Romano, Cadiz

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The Roman theatre of Cádiz is an ancient structure in Cádiz, Andalusia, in southern Spain. The remains (only partially excavated) were discovered in 1980. The theatre, which was likely built during the 1st century BC and was one of the largest ever built in the Roman empire, was abandoned in the 4th century and, in the 13th century, a fortress was built on its ruins by order of King Alfonso X of Castile.
The theatre featured a cavea with a diameter of more than 120 meters, and could house some 20,000 spectators. The theatre was one of the few Roman structures of ancient Hispania mentioned by classical authors, including Cicero and Strabo. Excavations in the site have also found remains of a quarter dating to the taifa period, Almohad houses and 17th century pits.
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  • In the square opposite was occurring several shows, very cool to see the difference of cultures, the old and the new...
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  • Very impressive is only the access, which takes place through a tunnel that, from the entrance runs almost the entire length of the theater. Discovered not many years ago, it unfortunately appears very ruined, although it must be given credit for the efforts made to enhance it. Cashed in then as it is in the city center, it does not provoke those emotions that many other Roman theaters provoke. Anyway, it's to be seen.
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  • The entrance is hard to find, google maps takes you to where the ruins are but not the entrance center. There is a picture that describes how to get there if you go to where the Google location takes you. The Roman theatre is free to enter so it’s a must-see for anyone who loves history and is on a budget. The theatre was only discovered in 1980 despite it being there for so long! It was used as a fort at one point as well. All of the history is described in the small museum that’s attached to the ruins.
  • Amazing to find these extensive Roman theatre ruins tucked away in a narrow Cadiz side-street. A fascinating find and well worth a visit.
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