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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  • We had an amazing time at the Roman theater. We travelled from Sofia to attend the concert by Portuguese artists Sara Tavares. The authentic and quite antique stone benches were covered with soft...  more »
  • Fantastic place! Walking through the Old town of Plovdiv you can feel the centuries of history beneath your feet  more »
  • I love how Plovdiv have so much history. The ticket is 5 lv, so very cheap. This is not just a museum. If you visit at the right time, you might be able to see a theater performance or a live...  more »
  • Constructed during rein of Emperor Domitian 90 AD and still in use the Theater is one of the best preserved Roman structure in the world.
  • They started to charge a fee for the visit, I hope prosperity lets countries to open the doors of their museums to children and families for free
  • Beautiful. Came here for a concert, the atmosphere was amazing. Good acoustics. Certainly a must see!!
  • Must to see! Definitely on the list, while visiting Plovdiv. Also recommend to watch the performance. lovely experience!
  • A place every visitor should visit, see it from the inside and be part of the magic of being here at a concert.

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