"The old roman arena or..." Trier Favorite Tip by houba
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Favorite thing: The old <b><font color='#00FF00'>roman arena or Amphitheatre</font></b>
Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Here were conducted cruel combats of animals and gladiators, popular public entertainment.
The Arena is build in the year 100, on the tribunes 20.000 people could watch the games.
The arena itself is surrounded by a protecting wall with openings for animal cages. The stone seats above were dismantled in the 13th century.
The Amphitheater is used for occasional open-air concerts today.
Underneath the arena is a cellar where, in Roman times, prisoners sentenced to death were kept. You can visit this underground room