Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Plovdiv

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Imagine the actors of the Roman era uttering verses from ancient tragedies at Plovdiv Roman Theatre. Built in the beginning of the second century CE, this is one of the best-preserved antique theaters in the world. Sit on marble seats with a view of a two-story construction called a skene--the actors' dressing room. Look for the excavated inscriptions and statues on the stage, which were incorporated into the building's architecture after its reconstruction. Today, the theater serves the city's contemporary cultural life and seats about 500 people. Stop at the entrance for informational materials. Request a guided tour, if you'd like one, before your visit. Plan your Plovdiv Roman Theatre visit and explore what else you can see and do in Plovdiv using our Plovdiv road trip planner.
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  • One of the most impressive and well-known Bulgarian Roman archaeological sites. After it was unearthed during work on the walls of the fortress, it took more than ten years - from 1968 to 1979 - to free it from the 15 meters of land that covered it. Built in the nineties of the first century after Christ, it was home to seven thousand spectators. About three thousand spectators still attend concerts, opera pieces and theatrical pieces.
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  • A remarkably well preserved -functioning- amphitheater, comparable only to Herod's in Athens. Set in the middle of the Old Town makes an excellent walk culminate in triumph.  more »
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