Roman Amphitheatre

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Roman Amphitheatre information

Location
Plovdiv , Bulgaria
Address
ul Hemus
Prices
3 lv
Opening hours
8am-6pm
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Plovdiv’s magnificent 2nd-century-AD amphitheatre, built by Emperor Trajan, was only uncovered during a freak landslide in 1972. It once held about 6000 spectators. Now largely restored, it again hosts large-scale special events and concerts. Visitors can admire the amphitheatre from several lookouts along ul Hemus, or from the cafes situated above.

An unmarked shortcut from above the Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa leads along ul T Samodomov; enter through the passageway into the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts on the right-hand side. Alternatively, pay the entrance fee and explore the marble seats and stage.