Perge Ancient City is located in Aksu district, 17 kilometers east of Antalya city center. Believed to exist in the Hittite Period and known as "Parha", the city became one of the most organized cities of Anatolia in the Roman Period. The sculptures unearthed in the excavations in the ancient city, which is famous for its architecture and marble sculpture, have made Antalya Museum one of the most important sculpture museums.
Perge city plan is based on two main streets, one extending in the east-west direction and the other in the north-south direction. The theater with a capacity of 15 thousand people has been well preserved. The elaborately decorated two-storey stage building M.S. It was built in the 2nd century. The artifacts found here are constantly exhibited in the "Perge Theater Hall" at the Antalya Museum. The perfection of these sculptures reflects the unique style of Perge sculpting very beautifully. The basic structure of the ancient city of Perge another stadium is one of Turkey's best-preserved stadium. In the north of the theater, BC. Built in the 2nd century, the stadium has a capacity of approximately 12 thousand spectators.
Other social and cultural structures that reflect the city's ancient grandeur include a rectangular agora, high towers, monumental fountains, baths and colonnaded streets. Perge is also important to Christianity. Saint Paul, one of the most important figures of Christianity, arrived at Perge over the Aksu River during his missionary trips. Due to being written in the Bible, the city and stream are considered to be one of the holy places of Christianity.