Theatre at Caesarea National Park

Theatre at Caesarea National Park

Theatre at Caesarea National Park
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK8,921 contributions
Dec 2022
We parked in the car park at the south end of the National Park so the amphitheatre was the first part we saw. It certainly is impressive now it's been restored and is still used for performances now. I'm definitely in the sympathetic restoration camp rather than the English Heritage attitude of doing the minimum to keep ruins safe rather than showing how impressive they really were.
The theatre area is surrounded by broken columns and ornamental stonework and it really is a spectacular site to walk around.
Written 12 December 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,103 contributions
Nov 2022
This theatre was constructed in Roman times and is still in use today. It is used for major events, when the audience can sit outside and enjoy the mild weather characteristic of this region. It is a very clever piece of architectural engineering. The theatre was part of Herod's plan to make Caesarea a major trading port in the eastern Mediterranean, by providing entertainment for visiting merchants and seamen, especially during winter when there was not much activity.
Written 1 November 2022
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B T
London, UK1,093 contributions
Dec 2021
I thought this was very good, but they need more information boards to explain what it used to look like and how it has been reconstructed. It is still in use today, but to do so modern parts have been added, some of these are obvious, but it is not clear what parts are 100% original and what are not. Nevertheless, it was interesting and worth visiting.
Written 27 December 2021
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,801 contributions
Apr 2020
This is not like the famous Colosseum in Rome but this one does not disappoint. It's Israel's most ancient theater and anything associated with Israeli history is full of history. This is another Herod legacy. This was also the venue of ancient local Olympics here. Today, it's being used for local and foreign concerts.
Written 23 April 2020
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loist51
Richmond, VA811 contributions
Jan 2020
Imagine this theatre packed with historical events thousands of years ago. It was a beautiful, but windy day, to walk through the ruins and learn
Written 23 March 2020
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pebbleskip
Flowery Branch, GA657 contributions
Mar 2020
Even though they have refurbished the amphitheater they have left a small section of 2,000 year old seats. The view from the amphitheater is directly out into the Mediterranean Sea! Sunsets and vistas are more than 2,000 years old and still amazing!
Written 20 March 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,550 contributions
Jan 2020
An entrance ticket to Caesarea National Park includes the theater, so if you’re visiting the park, you can’t miss it. The park has 3 entrances, and the entrance closest to the theater is called the Roman Theater entrance. The theater, the oldest in Israel, dates to Herod’s time. The shape is the classic Roman model: a semi-circle with blocks of seats, arena and stage areas, and even underground dressing rooms. Our guide explained the advanced acoustics of Roman theaters, which allowed all spectators to hear the actors, even those in the top tiers. The Roman Theater is used today for performances and renovations appear to be ongoing.
Written 18 February 2020
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Jemailmtn
Dillon, CO242 contributions
Jan 2020
A bit hard to hear out tour guide with the construction. Unique architecture. Learned historic pieces of information. Would recommend seeing this site if you are in the area.
Written 7 January 2020
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Sunshine34500
West Orange, NJ2,086 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Still excavating and rebuilding for current shows. Ongoing project of restoring and securing the arena seats. Massive structure in olden Roman times. Very popular site to visit.
Written 30 December 2019
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patshea2016
Norridge, IL236 contributions
Jan 2019
On our first full day of the to the Holy Land, our tour guide took us to Caesarea National Park so we could view the remains of the former capital of Judea. I think all forty-nine of us were in awe as we viewed the Amphitheater. What an opportunity to see this historical site!
Written 27 December 2019
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