"Pergamon - Theatre" Ruins of Pergamum Tip by Willettsworld

Ruins of Pergamum, Bergama: 39 reviews and 104 photos

If you not into heights then it's probably best not to look down over the vertigo-inducing theatre which takes advantage of the naturally steep hill to offer its citizens a wonderful view whilst watching a play or listening to music. It was built around 180 BC, could accommodate 10,000 spectators and was the steepest of any Greek theatre. The stage was set on a 246m wide terrace that was three storeys high. Holes for putting in the pegs that held the wooden stage can still be seen. After the Romans took over the city in 133 BC they redecorated the facade behind the stage in marble.

Address: 8 km (5 mi) from Bergama, Bergama, Turkey 8 km
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  • Written Mar 6, 2010
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