Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa
This huge, three-aisle church stands atop a series of stone stairs at the old town’s base. With its unmistakable pink and blue bell...
Sveta Marina Church
Built in 1561, Sveta Marina Church was burnt down 50 years later, rebuilt in 1783, and repaired in 1856. Note the 17m-high pagoda-shaped...
Built in 1830, the Lamartine House, also called the Georgi Mavridi House, belongs to the Union of Bulgarian Writers. The building is...
A locals' favourite, this fabulous, friendly nook is just a totter down the hill from the Roman Amphitheatre. Its cool, green courtyard...
ul Hemus · interesting places nearby
Roman Amphitheatre information
Plovdiv’s magnificent 2nd-century-AD amphitheatre, built during the reign of Emperor Trajan, was only uncovered during a freak landslide in 1972. It once held about 6000 spectators. Now largely restored, it's one of Bulgaria's most magical venues, once again hosting large-scale special events and concerts. Visitors can admire the amphitheatre for free from several lookouts along ul Hemus, or pay admission for a scarper around.