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    Roman City

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Feb 21, 2015

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    The Roman ruins in Plovdiv were the first I saw in my life in far 1984.
    The Ancient theatre (Antichen teatur) is probably the best-known monument from antiquity in Bulgaria. It was built in the beginning of the 2nd century during the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan. It is situated in the natural saddle between the Dzhambaz Tepe and Taksim Tepe hills.

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    The ancient theatre.

    by Askla Updated Dec 8, 2012

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    The Roman theatre, also known as the Amphitheatre, was built under the reign of emperor Trajan in the 2nd century. It holds around 7.000 seats in different sections named after the city sections with the names engraved on the benches to guide the citizens where to sit. The theatre was sadly damaged by Attila the Hun in the 5th century.
    It is used for performances of many kinds during the summer months.

    This link will direct you to a map pointing not exactly at the Amphitheatre but very close to it.

    Preparing for performance on the Night of Museums.
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    International Folklore Festival

    by mirchica Updated Mar 17, 2011

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    The International Folklore Festival starts the last week of July and lasts one week.You can see over 10 folklore groups of different countries on the scene of the Amphitheater.It's a great cultural exchange-see national dances,folklore,songs,etc.You can also meet the participents-aged between 5 and 75 years old.The groups pass through the main street about 17.30-18.00h and than at 20.00h starts the concert in the theater.And inspide of this is for free.

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    The Amphitheatre

    by mirchica Updated Mar 17, 2011

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    This theatre is left from The Roman Times.It was built in the 2nd century AD under the orders of Emperator Trajan, and is the largest surviving Roman construction in Bulgaria today.It has 7000 seats and it is working in the summer.The amphitheatre was found in the early 1970s . Now it is the biggest open stage in plovdiv and lots of performances and festivals take place there. If you just wanna look around in day time there is an admition fee of 3 BGN(1.5 EUR).

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    Roman Amphitheater

    by ger4444 Written May 11, 2008

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    The marble Amphiteater, or antique theatre is one of the most well-known Bulgarian remains of Roman times. The columns at the stage are partly in tact and the rows of seats havent been ruined. This theatre was build in the second century, under the rule of Trajan. It is located between the Taxim tepe and Dzhambaz tepe and has 14 rows divided by a horizon lane. The stage had 3 stories and is decorated with statues. It exhibits decorative wealth: quality materials and the artistic working show how important the city theatre was.
    7000 people could sit in the theatre. The names of the city neighbourhoods were signposted on the seats so that everyone was seated according his neighbourhood. The theatre was excavated during works at the fortress walls. It took more than 10 years to remove the 15 meter thick mud that covered the theatre. It had been studied and restored between 1968 and 1984. Nowadays it is used for opera, theatre, concert and other city celebrations. (Location: Hemus street. Admission 2 lv open from 8-18)

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    by keeper7 Updated Apr 20, 2008

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    The Philipoppolis Amphitheater, built in 343 A.D with a breath taking view of Plovdiv is one of the main attraction in the town. There are also many places to have photo opportunities. A must visit. Price to enter is 3 levs.

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    Roman Amphitheater

    by ellielou Written Oct 25, 2006

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    This is a pretty amazing ruin, very easy to see when walking around the Old Town. It's large, beautiful, ancient, and seems a bit incongruous there, which adds a bit to its, well, majesty.

    There is a cafe along the fence, where you can sit, and just stare out, imaging all sorts of Roman goings on when they were there in Plovdiv. You can also stare at the non-majestic new town and suburbs from that vantage point, and think about how things have changed over the eons.

    the ancient and the modern in background seating the another view
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    Roman Theatre

    by ChristinaNest Written May 8, 2006

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    Plovdiv's Theatre (or, Amphitheatre) is the largest Roman building in Bulgaria. It was built in the 2 century AD, during the reign of Emperor Trajanus. Later it was destroyed by Attila the Hun.
    It was forgotten until a landslide in the 20th century uncovered it again.
    Nowadays, besides a tourist attraction, it is also a place for concerts, opera, shows, plays, etc. Can't think of a more magnificient venue to watch a play or attend a concert!

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    Ancient Theatre

    by wroclawiak Updated May 1, 2006

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    Speaking of Plovdiv I must mention such world famous site such as the Ancient Theatre from 2nd Century AD. Can you imagine that this teatre had not been discoverd till 1972. Amazing. It's opend from 10 am till 6 pm and the entrance fee costs 2 Leva.

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    Amfiteatre - old teatre of Plovdiv

    by chbuchie Updated Oct 23, 2005

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    By far the most well known spot in town, the famous Ancient Theatre was built around 114-117, and was finished between 117-138 AD, but unfortunately destroyed in the 5th c. by Atilla, who attacked Philippopol.

    Take a moment to walk all the way down and feel the History of this place

    Beautiful by night ! Go down & feel the history !!
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    The Roman Amphitheatre

    by bijo69 Updated Sep 29, 2005

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    The most impressive of the Roman remains in Plovdiv was built in the 2nd century AD and once had 6000 seats. It was only discovered on in 1972 after a landslide.
    These days it is still the scene for concerts and other events.
    You can visit the amphitheatre from 8am-6pm and the admission is 3 Leva.

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    Roman Amphitheatre

    by sieffron Written Jan 31, 2005

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    Plovdiv's Roman Amphitheatre was built in the 2nd century, but was not discovered in modern Bulgaria until the early 1980s. About 15 feet of earth needed to be dug through in order to begin restoring the theatre to its present state.
    The theatre was built when Plovdiv was a provincial capital, known as Trimontium, in the Roman Empire. Today, theatrical performances once again take place in the amphitheatre and visitors are given an excellent vista of the city.

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    Philippopolis Ancient Theatre

    by matza Written Nov 7, 2003

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    This is the place of the highest interest both for foreign and Bulgarian visitors.
    This magnificent ancient theatre dates from Roman times. This part of the acropolis of Trimontium was built when the Romans made Plovdiv a provincial capital in the 2nd century. It was completed during the rule of emperor Trajan (98-117) on the southern slope of Jambaz Tepe with a view to the Rhodope mountains. It had almost 7 000 seats at the time. The names of the city quarters were written on the benches of each sector so every spectator would know where to sit. The theatre is the largest Roman building found on the territory of Bulgaria.

    This magnificent ancient theatre
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    Roman Theatre

    by matemix Written Jun 3, 2006

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    Just walk uphill along Zora and Hemus till the theatre: every step brings you to amazing sights and discovering.

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    It's still in use...

    by peter_dimov Written Apr 15, 2005

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    The Roman amphitheatre in Plovdiv is one of the few in Bulgaria. Nowadays it's still used for shows and theatre.

    Plovdiv's amphitheatre
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