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The Verona Amphitheater is an antique Roman amphitheater located on Piazza Bra – the main square of the city.
The amphitheater is one of the largest Roman buildings, after the Colosseum and the amphitheater, located in Santa Maria Capua Vetera. It is also one of the best preserved buildings of this type. The Verona Amphitheater has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The amphitheater was built in the 30s AD. for the behavior of sea battles, gladiator fights and circus performances. In 1117, a strong earthquake struck the city, during which the outer ring of the amphitheater was partially destroyed. The amphitheater fell into disrepair and began to be dismantled by the locals for the construction of new buildings.
During the Middle Ages, festivals, tournaments were held on the stage of the amphitheater, and heretics were burned. In the XVIII – In the 19th century, bullfights took place here.
The amphitheater was built outside the city and consisted of four elliptical rings. The original facade of the building was clad in pink and white limestone imported from Valpolicella. The facade, which has survived to this day, was made of cement, stone, pieces of brick and river pebbles.
The amphitheater cave is completely preserved. The construction was designed for 30 thousand spectators, the seats for which were created in the form of marble staircases.
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