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“Beautiful - absolutely beautiful”

Plovdiv Roman Theatre
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Ranked #2 of 67 things to do in Plovdiv
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Leicester, UK
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful - absolutely beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

The theatre is breathtaking and immaculate...its even used for evening drama performances. Because its on a hill, the view is amazing, you really feel catapulted into historical times, this is a must see.

Visited March 2012
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“A worthwhile stopover if you're in the neigbourhood”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Nebet Tepe experience is a bit other-worldly. As a lookout point over two thirds of the city it is unbeatable, with a 230-degree panorama from (roughly) SSW to NNE. On a clear day you can see forever.

As an alleged tourist destination it is surprisingly understated and undermaintained. Although the place is in far better condition than it was five years ago, it still looks tatty and remains untramelled by health and safety concerns. There are no fences or handrails to prevent idiots throwing themselves off the precipice and no instructions as to what to do in case of fire. That said, there is an old-world atmosphere about the place that makes it worth a visit. You can imagine being surrounded there by Roman centurions, by Spatacus and his Thracian mates, by occupying Nazis or Russians, or by any other of the historical entities that have traipsed through Plovdiv over the centuries.

Disneyland it ain't. Ben Nevis it ain't. But if you visit the old town of Plovdiv - and you ought, if you are anywhwere nearby - a short detour up the hill to Nebet Tepe is worth the modest time and effort. There is even an open-air cafe where you can quench your thirst (as long as you don't turn up in winter when it's shut).

Visited January 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“one of 2 nice things in plodiv”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

the roman theatre and the hippodrome are ok to look at, the old town is good, but after 20 mins your done, the rest of plovdiv is eastern tower blocks concrete rendered buildings, building sites, half finished buildings and pot holes in the road.
the hotels are all 70's style even the 5* but if that's your thing its a great place, the people are really nice and friendly though

Visited December 2012
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Connecticut
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“Ancient Grecian Amphitheater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We enjoyed visiting the Grecian amphitheater and being able to walk on (some) of the original steps and touch the original structure. We very much recommend it but only for people who are up to climbing up and down large roman steps.

Visited August 2012
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Pamporovo, Bulgaria
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“EXELLENT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

You can see the beauty of the old town of Plovdiv.
Climbing the cobblestone streets of the city passing the cathedral Virgin Mary, feeling the spirit of the people who lived hundreds of years before we get to seamlessly architecture, a profound Amphitheatre in Plovdiv. I sit on one of the stone benches in the amphitheater and my eyes come to life scenes from the Roman.Outside the wall of the theater spectacular views of the new city of Plovdiv.

Visited September 2012
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