Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis

Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis

Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Sunday
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  • Passenger781967
    Arlington, Massachusetts2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical venue, amazing performance
    We saw a performance here of the ballet Anna Karenina. The ballet company and orchestra were amazing, but the venue is the real star. Sitting outside watching a performance in the theater with the city as the backdrop was unforgettable.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Heather e
    33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a trip just for this site.
    This ruin is very unique and well preserved. The town itself is touristy, I would suggest staying for the day or maybe 2 nights in town. You can walk on original Roman roads here. Admission to the site is 10 lev per person.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • MissHK2009
    Hong Kong, China5,809 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the Most Worth-Visiting Place in Plovdiv
    I had a one-day excursion on my own from Sophia by taking the coach from Central Bus Station (on metro line 2) at 8:10am then return ticket at 4:10pm. Each way exactly 2 hrs without traffic jam on my day. So I had plenty of time to explore Plovdiv especially this theatre. It's spectacular and grand, I could sit for an hour there. And of course, many pictures. Other scenic spots in Plovdiv are just so so to me. I found not that easy to reach this theatre, need some uphill walks on uneven cobblestone path and the sign is not too obvious to me. Better buy the bus tickets in advance as the way back to Sophia could be full. Don't mix up the two bus stations in Plovdiv as the other one is only "Serdika" bus station. You have to go to the "Central" bus station to go back to Sophia.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 February 2024
  • averyglenthorne
    London, United Kingdom87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit
    This is a must visit place in Plovdiv. One has to approach from the top following the signs from Ul Saborna in Old Town saying 'Ancient Theatre'. Allow an hour to see it all and the views across the city.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 May 2024
  • Rodman100
    Wellington, New Zealand755 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman Theatre
    Roman amphitheater at the top of the hill in the old town. Built in the 2nd century AD situated in a hollow to give good acoustics. The marble seats are in remarkable condition and still used today for concerts. The theatre at the time could seat upto 6,000 people. There is also good views of Plovdiv. Entrance fee is 5 Lev (2.50 Euro)
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 May 2024
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Although we could only enjoy the theatre from outside/distance, it is very impressive. The Theatre is better preserved than many Roman theatres we have seen in many countries. It is an excellent example of through and complex archeological work and restoration. One of the special things is that the Theatre is still being used for its original purpose.
Written 16 January 2020
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MissHK2009
Hong Kong, China5,809 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had a one-day excursion on my own from Sophia by taking the coach from Central Bus Station (on metro line 2) at 8:10am then return ticket at 4:10pm. Each way exactly 2 hrs without traffic jam on my day.

So I had plenty of time to explore Plovdiv especially this theatre. It's spectacular and grand, I could sit for an hour there. And of course, many pictures. Other scenic spots in Plovdiv are just so so to me. I found not that easy to reach this theatre, need some uphill walks on uneven cobblestone path and the sign is not too obvious to me.

Better buy the bus tickets in advance as the way back to Sophia could be full. Don't mix up the two bus stations in Plovdiv as the other one is only "Serdika" bus station. You have to go to the "Central" bus station to go back to Sophia.
Written 28 February 2024
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Boyan Bo
Sofia, Bulgaria72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
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 foam that made the sitting experience pleasant. Though, we didn't do much sitting because we prefered to dance!

Can't wait for another concert at the Antique Theater.
Written 18 August 2021
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Zhoro1
Plovdiv, Bulgaria43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Wonderful classical theatre, faithfully restored. Some of the rows of marble seating have not survived through the centuries and are simply grassed over. I think the place would benefit if these rows are recreated using replicas.
Plovdiv Opera uses the amphitheatre as its regular stage in the summer. This may seem very romantic, but it is uncomfortable in the extreme to endure a three-hour opera on a backless stone bench with only a meagre seating cushion for comfort.
Written 23 April 2021
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Desislava
Plovdiv, Bulgaria569 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
The Roman theatre of Philippopolis  is one of the world's best-preserved ancient roman theatres. It located in the Old Town, the center part of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Roman theatre has been constructed around the 1st century AD and can host more then 5000 spectators.
It is a beautiful historical place, where you could still go to a concerts during the summer season. The place acoustics is truly unbelievable and gives an unique experience.
Written 7 May 2022
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Heather e
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This ruin is very unique and well preserved. The town itself is touristy, I would suggest staying for the day or maybe 2 nights in town. You can walk on original Roman roads here. Admission to the site is 10 lev per person.
Written 4 October 2023
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The Truth
London, UK262 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Situated at the top of the Old Town on a steep hill.
The entrance at the top gives you a great panoramic view looking downhill.
The steps down are rather steep and the seating is on stone slabs.
There is a pretty large stage which was being prepared for a concert or play.
There was also a decent small cafe just outside the gate with some seating ideal for a drink afterwards
Written 27 November 2022
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
We stopped here as part of a walking tour of the old town. They discovered the site when they were digging to build a new university building. Having said that, they've added some more seats on so that they can use it for shows etc. We didn't actually go in the site as you can see plenty through the gates at the top.
Written 27 March 2023
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Rodman100
Wellington, New Zealand755 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Roman amphitheater at the top of the hill in the old town. Built in the 2nd century AD situated in a hollow to give good acoustics. The marble seats are in remarkable condition and still used today for concerts. The theatre at the time could seat upto 6,000 people. There is also good views of Plovdiv. Entrance fee is 5 Lev (2.50 Euro)
Written 29 May 2024
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averyglenthorne
London, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is a must visit place in Plovdiv. One has to approach from the top following the signs from Ul Saborna in Old Town saying 'Ancient Theatre'. Allow an hour to see it all and the views across the city.
Written 15 May 2024
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