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The ancient amphitheatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Deep in the heart of Plovdiv city center lies the antique roman theatre. The theatre stands between the south-western slope of the Dzhambaz Tepe and the Taxim tepe hill within the old town, and is a major tourist attraction for travelers coming to the area.

The theatre was built in the 2nd century AD under the orders of Trajan the Roman Emperor at this time, and is the largest surviving Roman construction in Bulgaria today.

Built with around 7,000 seats, each section of seating had the names of the city quarters engraved on the benches so the citizens at the time knew where they were to sit.

The theatre was damaged in the 5th century AD by Atilla the Hun.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Bulgarien


A: Old Town Plovdiv, Bulgaria

von Miroslav Minin, 190 Meter entfernt

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Old Town Plovdiv, Bulgaria

B: Plovdiv Old Town, square in old town

von Miroslav Minin, 190 Meter entfernt

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C: Sculpture of Milio in Plovdiv

von Dimitar Torbov, 240 Meter entfernt

Milio is a popular, kind hearted and eccentric person from the near past of Plovdiv.

Sculpture of Milio in Plovdiv

D: Djumaya Square in Plovdiv

von Dimitar Torbov, 240 Meter entfernt

Statue of Philip Macedonian who conquered the town in the 1st century BC and named it Philipopolis.

Djumaya Square in Plovdiv

E: Icon Galery

von George Atanasov, 260 Meter entfernt

Icon Galery

F: Avtograf Gallery

von George Atanasov, 320 Meter entfernt

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G: Snowy buttons

von Ivan Petrushev, 330 Meter entfernt

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H: Souvenir Shop

von George Atanasov, 330 Meter entfernt

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I: A fountain in Plovdiv

von Dimitar Torbov, 340 Meter entfernt

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J: Atanas Krastev House-Museum

von George Atanasov, 370 Meter entfernt

Atanas Krastev House-Museum

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