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Roman Theatre

Learn where Zaragoza's ancient Romans went for friendly meet-ups and entertainment, a well-preserved theater that is about 2,000 years old.

For more than two centuries, the Roman Theatre was a place where Zaragoza’s residents socialized and were entertained. It was built in the 1st century at the highest point in the city, and is Zaragoza’s best-preserved Roman structure. Although you can see the remains from the street, visit the museum that is incorporated into the archeological site for the most complete exploration.

Most visitors start their tours in the museum's first floor. Peruse images and documents that detail the accidental discovery of the Caesaraugusta Theatre in 1972 and the subsequent excavations. Descend to the basement level to watch the audiovisual presentation that charts the history of the venue, from its discovery all the way back to its construction in the 1st century. Browse artifacts excavated from the site, look at model reconstructions and view some of the foundations through glass floor panels.

From the basement, stroll across the walkway to examine the remains of the theater, which lie beneath a protective canopy. The remains include parts of the tiered seating. Visit during the evening and watch sound and visual projections on large roll-down screens that recreate the atmosphere of being at a Roman theatrical production.

Go back inside the museum and conclude your visit on the second floor, which has additional audiovisual presentations about the theater, its playwrights, actors and dramatic genres. View displays that focus on the Muslim, Jewish and Catholic cultures present in and around the site following its decline during the second half of the 3rd century.

To get to the theater, which is located in the historical center of the city, get a bus or taxi or walk or drive. Parking is available in nearby metered parking lots.

The Roman Theatre and its museum are open every day except Monday. Pay the admission fee or buy a card for all the Roman attractions of the Route of Caesaraugusta, including the public baths, the forum and the river port.


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