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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. To visit Plovdiv Roman Theatre and other attractions in Plovdiv, use our Plovdiv vacation trip planner.
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  • This is the place tou'll see everytime you search for something about Plovdiv. Entrance is 5 lev and you can go down to the stage. The stairs are pretty tricky at some points, but you'll have no probl...  more »
  • Located in the OLD TOWN of Plovdiv. Very easy to reach even xke isn't so high. For the ladies one piece of advice: "No heels, wedges & co saw that the paving of the old town is ancient and made entirely of stones of various sizes so difficult to walk if not with tennis shoes." For lovers of art and culture is a must see a Roman amphitheatre so well preserved and maintained and still used for performances. Entry is 5 lev (2.5 €). Great views from the top of Plovdiv.
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  • Who goes to Plovdiv, you can't exempt from visit, paying a few dollars, the Roman Theatre which is located close to the old town. A short climb will take you on a scenic area where lies the theatre. Near bars and small clubs are waiting for refreshment from the strain, they are worth the time spent.
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