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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  • Great, interesting ancient monument situated in the old town. Tomcat is fully justified in getting around, tickets never saw to buy
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  • Although only a relatively small part of this is visible, it is in great condition and even so good that it is currently used for summer theater. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • I was travelling in Sofia and decided on doing a day trip to Plovdiv. I knew about this ancient Roman theatre so knew I had to see it with my own eyes and I can tell you that it didnt dissapoint! I Ca...  more »

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