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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  • August 16, 2017
    Other piece of Rome in the city of Plovdiv. The ancient theatre is very well preserved and still used for performances. We recommend that you visit it during a performance of outdoor work, very impressive; It won't be the Arena of verona but worth it. At a price accessibilissimo, among others.
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  • August 15, 2017
    You can easily admire the Theatre from above and avoid the small admission fee. Mrs. went in, and I stayed upstairs and had a drink at the little cafe. Uncovered only in 1972 during a landslide. The t...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    What a awesome place. Coming from Italy we are used to see places like this one, but the fact that we were not imagining to see something similar over there makes this place impressive the way more. W...  more »

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Plovdiv is packed with budget options, so finding affordable accommodation is easy here. There are a number of mid-range hotels and guesthouses here, or consider staying in one of the city's many hostels to keep costs even lower. Oftentimes these offer shared rooms, communal spaces, and easy access to the city's historical attractions and ancient Roman buildings thanks to their location in the city center. On top of that, staff may be able to give you tips on sightseeing, nightlife, and more around town.
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