Roman Amphitheatre (Cartagena - Murcia)

Roman Amphitheatre (Cartagena)

This amphitheatre was built in Carthago Nova (Cartagena) on the “Cerro de la Concepción”, during the Flavian dynasty. Apparently, there was a previous one corresponding to the republican era.

This amphitheatre was made taking advantage of the slope of the hill itself and on the rock. Materials such as andesites (a type of volcanic stone) and tabaires (a kind of sandstone from the district of Canteras) were used for its construction.

Originally, the Roman amphitheatre was elliptical and could hold between 10,000 and 11,000 people. Unlike the Roman theatre, which was found in the 20th century, the Roman amphitheatre was always in sight in the city. A bullring was later created on top of the ruins of this construction in the 19th century.

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