Antique Amphitheater
Macedonia, Ohrid (city)

The ancient amphitheater, wherever it is located, is always considered a landmark of the first magnitude: such structures were built for centuries, and centuries stand, almost unchanged. Ohrid Amphitheater is a huge antique open-air theater, it is also the only Hellenistic theater in Macedonia, the other three belong to the period of Roman rule.
The amphitheater refers to the period when the Macedonian city of Ohrid was called Lichindos, and is the only monument preserved from ancient times in Ohrid. Once, during the time of the Roman Empire, gladiators fought here, and on some stones the names of the noble people of the ancient city of Lichindos, who lifted up seats in the stands for themselves, were still preserved.
The well-preserved building still serves as an arena for holidays and festivals. The seats for spectators are facing the lake and against the sun, so that the performance is clearly visible in any weather. It used to offer a magnificent view of Lake Ohrid, but now it can only be seen from the upper rows of the amphitheater due to urban development. However, from the stands of the amphitheater the whole panorama of the city is visible in full view.
The amphitheater is a mandatory tourist route around the city. Every summer, the Ohrid Music Festival takes place in it, tickets for which must be purchased long before the event: there are a lot of people who want to listen to the performances of folklore groups.

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