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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  • До сега не бях ходила в Пловдив и останах много впечатлена от разходката в Стария град. има много какво да се види. I had never been to Plovdiv before and I was very impressed by the walk in the Old....  more »
  • Plovdiv Roman Theatre is a symbol of the city. Plovdiv is one of the best cities in Bulgaria and everyone tourist must see ancient Plovdiv! My pics are from 02 of August 2009.  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

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