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"The Roman Stadium" Top 5 Page for this destination ancient theatre - 2 Tip by mirchica

ancient theatre - 2, Plovdiv: 5 reviews and 21 photos

by mirchica
  • - Plovdiv
  • small macket of the stadium - Plovdiv
      small macket of the stadium
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  • a look from upstairs - Plovdiv
      a look from upstairs
    by mirchica
  • - Plovdiv
  • - Plovdiv

Under the main street in Plovdiv, is located the magnificent, very impressive Roman stadium. Its rostrums were built over Sahat tepe and Taxim tepe (2 of the earby hills). The stadium has the form of horseshoe and there has been 30 000 seats. The flashiest competitions were the Alexandrian games, which were just like the Greek Olympic games. The main sport branches were the disk throw and spear throw, run, jumps, fight. The games were organized at every 4 years and continued a few days. Now it's been reconstructed and there is a little museum next to the open part. There is also an elevtor and a poster that gives you an idea how it looked the whole stadiu. There is a project one day to be open all the stadium as an underground museum :))

Address: Roman Stadium Square
Directions: In the middle of the center

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  • Updated Oct 14, 2012
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