There is more than one Roman Colosseum around the world. Here’s the list of the most impressive constructions:
- The Amphitheatre of El Jem in Tunisia – modelled on the original Colosseum in Rome, Italy. The building from the 3rd century is impressive and well-preserved. Many people from all over the world come to admire the ancient structure.
- Pula Arena in Croatia – impressive construction, built in the 1st century AD. It is one of the best-preserved monuments from ancient times in Croatia. Gladiator fights once took place there, while today it is used as an outdoor cinema, for opera concerts or as a stage for shows in the summer time.
- Roman Arena (Arles) in France – built in 1 BC and 20.000 spectators could fit on three tiers of it. Moreover, it is used for events nowadays. During the summer months, there are theatrical concerts, sporting events and even gladiator fights.
- Amphitheatre Pozzuoli in Italy – another grand construction which was commissioned by emperor Vespasian. Moreover, the original Colosseum in Rome was commissioned by this emperor. Upper sections of the amphitheater were buried under ash after the eruption of the volcano Solfatarain.
- Verona Arena in Italy – famous arena and third-largest amphitheatre to survive from Roman times. Originally, it was used for gladiator fights and for opera since the 18th century. Today, famous artists from all over the world come to Verona arena and you can visit one of the concerts throughout the year.
- The London Coliseum – can’t be called an arena or a monument from the period of ancient Roman Empire, but there are 2.359 seats. It is considered the largest theatre in London, which was opened in 1904.
- Amphitheatre of Nimes in France – was built at the end of 1 AD and could fit 24.000 spectators. It has almost the same age as the original Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
Have you ever visited any of the Colosseums?