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Plovdiv Roman Theatre

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Address: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Remarkable Ancient Theatre

The Plovdiv Roman Theatre is one of the worlds best preserved ancient theatres. It was constructed in the time of Roman Emperor Trajan (98-117 AD) and is still in use today. It... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plovdiv Roman Theatre is one of the worlds best preserved ancient theatres. It was constructed in the time of Roman Emperor Trajan (98-117 AD) and is still in use today. It can hold 5000-7000 spectators. The theatre was damaged by Attila the Hun in the 5th century. It is in the centre of Plovdiv and is certainly one of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Plovdiv Roman Theatre in the evening, for an opera "The Flying Dutchman". I really liked acoustics, charming view & romantic surrounding. Opera was in Bulgarian language and translation in English wasn't provided, also show wasn't the best, had a feeling that few rehearsals were missing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting ancient Roman theater to see while visiting Plovdiv. We actually didn't pay the fee and didn't enter since we had 2 younger kids and didn't want to walk down the steps and then back up and still found that we were able to get a good view of it from outside and get good pictures as well.

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Thank MariWolfe929
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing. Still can't believe it was found by accident. It is a must see sight while visiting Plovdiv. However I don't think that building a fence and making a entrance fee is sufficient. This place can easily compare to some of the oldest and greatest roman theaters around the world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins are great to see; definitely a must if you are visiting the lovely old city of Plovdiv. However paying the $5 lev fee, (ignoring the moral questions) seems to be a waste, there are adequate views from the outside. Nothing extra to see inside!! Its definately worth the return visit to take some night photos after dark,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place tou'll see everytime you search for something about Plovdiv. Entrance is 5 lev and you can go down to the stage. The stairs are pretty tricky at some points, but you'll have no problems if you are careful. If you don't want to pay to enter, you have pretty nice views from the outside

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excelent old town and Plovdiv totally deserved to be pronansed for Europes sity of 2019.... we are on the trip to the old town with my family 2 chidren my wife and 2 friends we are all very impresed with the work has been done the last fue years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here you can see so much shows of the balkans culture and bulgarian theatre. You can meet some bulgarian artists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plovdiv is one of the oldest town in the world. In the city center you can visualize ruins in a very good state. The roman theater as the other ruins are appealing because little has been done to "modernize" them. Rush and see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most well known Bulgarian remains of Romans Times which was built in Emperor Trajan on the II century. Could sit near 8000 people

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