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Plovdiv Roman Theatre

Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On the Top of the hill offers good view to the city of Plovdiv. As long as you visit old city you must ceratinly visit it. It is a bautiful and symmetrical theatre

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wandering around Plovdiv is a remarkable experience, the stadium and this theatre were exceptional! I think Quimmy said it best when she recommended coming thru here at night to see it all lit up, but it helped me to see it in the daylight hours...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theatre is still in use and it is worth seeing a concert here. It is amazing that it is so intact in the center of the city. It was not crowded, no lines to get in, it was awesome, as was all the Roman...More

Thank cmbreuer2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful site to see... I would recommend going at night too as you see it all lit up. If you go on the free Plovdiv tour you will find out how this roman theatre was first found.. very interesting

Thank quimmy_v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to the Roman Theatre was very interesting. One could easily imagine being transported two centuries back in time to see and listen to a production here. After visiting the Roman Theatre, take a drive on the highway that passes below and look up...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are few better Roman Amphiteatres in the world, so take the opportunity if you are here to have a wander, and imagine what this nut have been like in its heyday. It is high up with little cover, so when we went in August...More

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Roman Theatre was constructed at the beginning of the 2nd century, and is currently considered one of the best preserved theatres in the world. The theatre was discovered during archaelogical excavations in the 1960s and 70s. The original structure could hold 5-7000 people; the...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously the Roman Empire was huge but I didn't expect to see something like this in Bulgaria. It is in the process of restoration and it is well worth paying the small fee to enter to sit about in the ancient marble seats. Would love...More

Thank scrizzle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone must visit the roman theatre who is traveling nearby . You can feel the athmosphere there without being in the 2 century !!!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This ancient roman theater, is situated in an interesting spot with a boulevard going underneath it. Apart from that it is very well preserved and enjoyable. It is the most famous monument in the city of Plovdiv and it's worth seeing! Even better if you...More

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Response from Nevena H | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen a ramp for wheelchairs and in general the access to the place to start with will be very tricky - the old town is mostly laid with cobble stones and on foot it can be tricky, let alone with a helping vehicle... More