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Caesarea Theater, Israel

From series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
In Israel, an operating amphitheater is situated in the city of Caesarea. The history of the ancient city is not simple. For hundreds of years it has repeatedly been destroyed by conquerors. The sea hasn’t spared the city either. Part of its territory was completely flooded. The main witness of a number of important historical events was an ancient Roman amphitheater, which archaeologists managed to discover in the 20s of the last century.

Caesarea Theater, Israel After the completion of archaeological works and a complete reconstruction, the amphitheater has been used again. Today, performances and music concerts, as well as other important public events are held here. The amphitheater is relatively small and can accommodate only 4000 spectators. But this fact does not diminish its great historical significance. During the archaeological excavations a lot of important artefacts were found. One of the most significant is an ancient monument with the inscription ‘Pontius Pilate’.

Caesarea is remarkable not only for its wonderful amphitheater. In the immediate vicinity of the main attraction of the city there are many other historical buildings. Archaeologists have discovered sites of ancient temples, Roman baths and ruins of once luxurious palaces, as well as an ancient race track, which also hosted the most spectacular events. Next - Amphitheater Amman

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Fuel station: 'Caesarea (Keisarya)' in 2.82 km
Parking: 'Caesarea National Park Parking' in 0.16 km
Police station: 'Community Policing Center' in 4.15 km
Railway station: 'Binyamina' in 5.6 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Haifa Airport HFA - in 37 km
 »  Sde Dov Airport SDV - in 44 km
 »  Ben Gurion Airport TLV - in 54 km
 »  Marka International Airport ADJ - in 119 km
 »  Queen Alia Airport AMM - in 135 km
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Best hotels near Caesarea Theater

Alma Suites

Located in 1 km from Caesarea Theater
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Rooms: 5
Alma apartments all include a kitchen, sofa and dining area, and some apartments feature a balcony. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Casa Caesarea

Located in 2 km from Caesarea Theater
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Rooms: 3
The property is in a residential area, within walking distance of a synagogue and public parks. The nearest shopping mall is 2 km away. The owners of … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 9 km from Caesarea Theater
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Rooms: 4
Delicious red wine is produced on site. Upon arrival the suites feature a free bottle of wine, fruit, chocolate and homemade pastries. The Smadar is … More: photo, rates and booking
Sea Wind in Mikhmoret

Located in 10 km from Caesarea Theater
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Rooms: 2
Each bungalow will provide you with air-conditioning, a seating area, a TV and a DVD player. There is an equipped kitchen with a fridge and a dining … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Caesarea Theater - Netanya

Excursions to nearby archaeological areas are popular among fans of historical sites. One of the most interesting areas is Tel Arad where researchers discovered the ruins of an ancient city. It is very old even by biblical standards - approximate estimates show that the age of the city is about 5,000 years. Historians believe that one of the largest cities in the Kingdom of Israel was located here during this period. By now, archaeologists have managed to restore fragments of its many structures. Among the most unusual ones is an ancient reservoir that was used for collecting rainwater. It is striking in its scale even by today's standards. Besides residential buildings, the ruins of an old fortress and defensive walls were discovered in the ancient city. According to historians, the settlement was destroyed by the Persian army, after which the surviving citizens had to leave their native land forever.

Walking around the city, guests of Netanya can see many interesting monuments and fountains. Searching for them becomes an amusing adventure for many tourists. On one of the central streets, they can find a sculptural composition dedicated to street musicians surrounded by popular restaurants and shops. In 2012, the opening of the Victory Monument dedicated to the end of the Holocaust took place in the city. This memorial installed near the coast is the fruit of the joint work of Israeli and Russian sculptors. Decorative stones of black and white colors were used for its decoration. Against the background of sea landscapes, the sculpture looks absolutely spectacular. The city's most beautiful fountain can be found in Independence Square. It is made of metal and shaped like a lily flower. On a hot sunny day, there are always a lot of vacationers at the fountain.
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