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Nicopolis ad Istrum

E85 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse Road | near Nikyup Village, Veliko Tarnovo 5000, Bulgaria
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“roman city” (7 reviews)
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E85 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse Road | near Nikyup Village, Veliko Tarnovo 5000, Bulgaria
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"roman city"
in 7 reviews
"drainage system"
in 3 reviews
"emperor trajan"
in 3 reviews
"amazing site"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"romans"
in 4 reviews
"victory"
in 3 reviews
"ruse"
in 3 reviews
"excavated"
in 5 reviews
"odeon"
in 2 reviews
"booklet"
in 2 reviews
"eu"
in 2 reviews
"archaeology"
in 3 reviews
"ruins"
in 10 reviews
"25km"
in 2 reviews
"remains"
in 3 reviews
"english"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in history,you definitely must see this place located about 25km far from Veliko Tarnovo. The way is on some places pretty damaged, so do not be surprised. The entrance fee is 6 BGN (family ticket). The area is big enough,it is...More

Thank Legaga
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The entrance is at the end of pretty bad 3 km country road. In winter season it is close ,open only for groups . I call to ask if it is ok to open the site for only 2 people , recomand us " to...More

2  Thank girlextreme
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Wonderfully organized and very informative panels, a great look to the times of the Roman Empire. One of the best organized similar places in the whole South East Europe.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

For people interested in history a very worthwhile trip out of Veliko Tarnovo goes to the remains of the Roman town of Nicopolis ad Istrum, by road about 25km further north. It is part of the 'Two-day combined ticket for 10 museums', available for 20...More

2  Thank saronic
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

First of all, the place is now guarded, organised ant there's a 6 leva fee for adults and 3 leva for kids and students. There is also a parking lot. The main road that takes you from the village is AWFUL, bombarded... The city itself...More

Thank Vlad R
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The remains of the ancient roman town of Nicopolis ad Istrum, completely destroyed and abandoned centuries ago. There is still a lot to be excavated, but even what is displayed is impressive. if you have the chance to visit it during the festival "Nike -...More

Thank philip_talyesin
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Amazing site normaly only a few people around, it is huge with lots still to be dug out it feels as if you have just stumbled upon it lots of intresting carvings. Bring plenty to drink and some food as there are few facilities on...More

1  Thank Colin C
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

This place is amazing, a complete Roman Town, only about a Fifth has been uncovered so far, you actually, get to walk on Roman Roads, investigate the way Romans lived in the Area, a Visit in August is a must, when there is a Re-enactment,...More

1  Thank John D
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Not too much to see, few explanation (and hardly legible, I assume EU` funds came to the site a loong time ago and then just stopped). At least it`s easy to be reached- some 3km from the main road...

Thank LouCaRomania
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Greatly preserved history in a place where you don't expect to find anything. Your street car may dislike the road... take it easy, it deserves!

Thank MihaiAnton
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