Palaestra: the uncovered section built next to a gymnasium or baths in ancient architecture, which hosted sporting and other activities. These are in the form of wide areas usually surrounded by the stoas.
Palaestra in Perge has a size of 76x76m. and two floors. Palaestra occupies an open area with a square plan and columned building has windows on its southern side. C. Julius Cornutus constructed this Palaestra and presented to the emperor Claudius ( 41-54 AD )