Top Historic Sights in Bol, Croatia

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Dominican Monastery

In at the place in Bol where once was a bishop"s palace today is the Dominican Monastery. It was built in 1475 and very close to it is a small church of Our Lady of Mercy. The most precious heritage of both monastery and church is the renaissance painting of Madonna and Child with Saints.
Founded: 1475 | Location: Bol, Croatia

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.