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Plovdiv Roman Theatre

Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Plovdiv
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Caesarea, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The construction of the theatre dates back to the 2nd century AD. You don`t have to be an archeologist to be impressed by the beauty of the site and landscape views. There is also a cute cafe next to, which is a vital refuge after climbing the steep streets of the old town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

I visited the Theatre on a beautiful sunny day and the well preserved space is very scenic and beautiful. It has been well preserved and the price is quite reasonable to get in. Would be nice to see a performance there with the sun setting

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Unbelievable that the Romans were in Bulgaria. It was awesome to see the theatre. Very well preserved. Would have loved to have seen a performance there.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the old town and the roman theatre are a must when visiting plovdiv , you need walking shoes as its cobbled and steep but definatly well worth the visit , you can take some fab photos , enjoy a cold beer & a meal and even do some shopping , the views are fantastic , dont miss it ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This old Roman theatre is wonderfully preserved. The first 14 rows are original and they have built higher rows in a near-matching style for modern-day concerts and events. Go onto the stage area and note the outstanding accoustic qualities. Well worth a visit. There is a very small admission charge but is free for seniors.

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Xanthi, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When we planed our visit in Plovdiv, we searced for a tourist info point, but we found nothing. Although when we visited Plovdiv, we found the very useful tourist information centre, which is situated in the old town, just opposite St Konstantine and Helena church. Unfortunately we haven't note an internet site, or email adress, but it is very easy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just an amazing site! I had read about it but seeing it in reality was amazing! Plays still take place there though none were on when we visited [Look for posters about the performances and what's on next!]. Great view of the city for this location. A bar/cafe is situated overlooking it...we had a beer here and it was as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Epic experience, sit in the place where Romans watched gladiators fight (on occasion) and theatrical performances (mainly). If you visit Plovid you must see this place if you have any remote interest in the past, history, archaeology, etc. Great view of the town, performances at night and day. As an unexpected treat we stumbled on the Game of Thrones (TV... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It's worth it to trek up to Plovdiv's Old Town and see the layers of history in this fascinating place. The antique theater is a must see and quite impressive.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The theater is at the beginning of Plovdiv's old town. It's well preserved and maintained. You have to pay a small fee to get in,but I strongly recommend you go see a concert there. The atmosphere is amazing, lovely music under the stars. And when the lights illuminate it it's even more beautiful than if you see it during the... More

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