Going to the theatre in ancient city Hierapolis

I do not like going to the theatre. It is probably because I do not read much and I do not understand anything about costumes, sets or the plays themselves 🙂

But one theatre I would definitely visit again! Everything is perfect in it: there are no set and no actors, and it takes place outdoors. And we were even allowed to applaud or say something loud to check the acoustics.

This is about the ancient amphitheatre in Hierapolis, which we visited on our last trip to Turkey.

The theatre at Hierapolis had forty-five rows of seats. Recent reconstruction work has restored a large part of the theatre, which seated around 15,000 people.

In addition to the amphitheatre, the ancient city of Hierapolis has many ancient stones, rubble and columns. And some of these columns fell directly into Cleopatra’s pool 🙂

We were lucky enough to swim in this ancient pool. The temperature in “champagne water” is 36 C°.

We didn’t get to spend enough time in Pamukkale’s main spot, the white travertine pools. So we would have to visit the place again 🙂 Next time we would go there by bus without a guide.

Locals say you have to take a bus to the town of Denizli and then take a minibus for another 20 minutes.Locals say you have to take a bus to the town of Denizli and then take a minibus for another 20 minutes.

By the way, a rooster, the symbol of Denizli, stands in the centre of the Pamukkale complex. Legend has it that a long time ago it was the rooster who saved the city from a fire by singing.

And on every journey, I collect little stones in the hope of painting them someday. Below are some of my treasures.

If you are interested, please read more about Hierapolis here.

Let me know in the comments if you like going to the theatre? 😉

Thank you and have a great day!

-Tatiana

P.S. Also read my post about Alanya Lighthouse here.

P.P.S. Sticker pack with Turkey treasures can be found in my shop.

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