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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 theatre is really well preserved, and I'm surprised it's not more famous. It's a half-amphitheatre with the marble seats still all there and part of the three-level stage still intact. There's al...  more »
  • A short break in Bulgaria . Stayed in Starosel .. a winery . Hotel good , people not friendly ! Caught up with a dear Bulgarian friend and her family . Will definitely visit Bulgaria again !  more »
  • Another ancient place in Plovdiv, which will let you to understand better the past. Also on places like this I am always thinking about the future - what we will do for the next generations...  more »