The Acropolis is at the north end of town, just beyond the statue of Leonidas near the supposed site of his tomb. The grove of trees makes the Acropolis a pleasant place to sit at sunset, but you'll probably enjoy the view of Taygetos more than the remains of the 2nd-century-B.C. theater. Originally, this was one of the largest theaters in Greece, seating 16,000. The theater was dismantled and the blocks were carted off for reuse when the Franks built Mistra in the 13th century. The theater is sometimes used during the summer festival that, funding permitting, Sparta sometimes has.