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Plovdiv Roman Theatre

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Address: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Top destination in Plovdiv

Top destination in Plovdiv! Unique place! One of wonders of the world! A good Place to pictures and Arts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Top destination in Plovdiv! Unique place! One of wonders of the world! A good Place to pictures and Arts

Thank Ivaylo M
Girona, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So we paid the entry ticket, but it was below average. No information panels anywhere, the theatre was dirty... luckily the price is acceptable, but I was expecting more.

Thank ArnauGirona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to see. Is very easy to find with a local map. Is almost in the center of old town with a beautiful view. We went at night and it was closed. Is nice to read the story of the theater.

Thank Andros C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I find it such a pity that I was only able to visit this place in the afternoon, when there was a group of dancers rehearsing for their piece later that day. I liked it so much; the view, the atmosphere the rehearsing dancers. It was just the perfect balance of culture and history.

Thank jandeslager
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I will say is that a cocktail is a must (Harry Peter is delish) on the outside of the amphitheater. The scene is Grand. I've seen a Verdi opera in the summer and the experience was beyond!

Thank DinoDionne
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no entry fees to this attraction and can be easily reached where any where in Sofia. Certain areas of the theatre are cordoned off to general public , but you wont miss much even if those places are missed.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location in the hearth of Old city of Plovdiv. Acoustic of the natural surroundings of cliffs stones and trees under the open sky with stars is creating unforgettable atmosphere. Going back over the centuries of history and thinking of how many great acts and performances have been happening at this place. This is the oldest city of Europe and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

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 November 20, 2016

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.

Thank Juanakuda
Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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.

Thank MariWolfe929

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