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Travel Photo Facts: Theatre of Ancient Philippopolis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Despite a history stretching back more than 8,000 years, Plovdiv’s most impressive building from antiquity was only rediscovered a few decades ago. The Theatre of Ancient Philippopolis was only found when a landslide caused by engineers tunnelling underneath one of the city’s hills revealed the site. Today, the structure is partly remarkable for the busy modern road that runs beneath it.

Initially founded by Thracians, Plovdiv was known to the Romans as Philippopolis. The Theatre was built during the reign of Emperor Trajan and in its pomp held gladiator fights in front of around 6,000 spectators.

Theatre of Ancient Philippopolis, Plovdiv

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While there is an entrance fee, the theatre can be seen well enough for free from outside.

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2 comments to Travel Photo Facts: Theatre of Ancient Philippopolis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Stuart Forster  says:

    I was over in Bulgaria recently and found it a great place for photography. People, generally speaking, were open to being photographed and I was able to use a tripod in public buildings.
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    • Shane  says:

      Hi Stuart, I didn’t realise using a tripod in public buildings can be problematic.

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