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Roman Theater – Cádiz

The Cádiz Roman Theater It is located next to the Old Cathedral, in the Pópulo neighborhood, next to Southern Field. Dated in the first century B.C. it was rediscovered in 1980. As it has been in the foundations of other medieval and modern later constructions, its excavation is very difficult.

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With its diameter of 120 meters it is the second largest in the Roman world, for a capacity of 20,000 spectators. It presents the stands divided into three sectors. The lower ones on vaulted galleries and the upper one on wooden beams. It was used to represent Greek and Roman plays.

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In the same place used by its creator, Lucio Cornelio Balbo “El Menor”, a inscription what does it say “Balbo, Latro” (Balbo, Thief).

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The schedule of visits is from Wednesday to Monday, between 10 am and 2:30 pm. In the months of July and August it also opens from 20 to 22 hours. On Saturdays and Sundays there are Guided visits at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., arrange on 956 2647 34. Admission is free.

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