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Ancient Roman Forum in Plovdiv

Ancient Roman Forum in Plovdiv

The ancient forum with Odeon in Plovdiv is situated on General Gurko Str., north of the central post office and the central office of the tourist information center.
The forum complex, parts of which can nowadays be seen from both sides of the central post office, is the largest in Bulgaria. It was built in the end of the 1st century AD, when Philipopolis obtained a new city planning scheme and a center (forum) according to a Roman model. It covers an area of 11 hectares and used to be covered with shops of the similar sizes on three of its sides and public buildings on the north side.
The Odeon is situated in the northern part of the Forum. The ancient Odeon has 300-350 seats and served as a domicile of the City Council in Philipopolis. Later it became a theater.
Nowadays the Odeon is used for theatrical, musical and literary events such as the Antique festival, concerts of the Trakiya ensemble, choral group “Evmolpea”, art group “Slavena”, book festival “Plovdiv Reads”, the fashion festivals of the national fashion chamber.


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Opening hours

Opening hours:
every day
guarded from 07.00 am to 07.00 pm

Admission: none

Making photos: allowed

The site doesn’t offer a guide. Tours are included in the route walks, organized by the tourist center. The tours are free of charge for the tourists and the guided tours in Bulgarian and English language are financed by Plovdiv Municipality, Tourism Directorate, and are presented by the local branch of the Guides Association in Bulgaria. The tours are available every Wednesday after 09.30 am.

Contacts

Tourist Information Center /Central Office/
1, Central Square, Plovdiv, 4000

Tel: +359 32 656794
Tel: +359 32620629

e-mail: tic_plovdiv@abv.bg

Tourist Information Center /Ancient Plovdiv/
22, Saborna Str., Plovdiv, 4000

Tel: +359 32 620453

e-mail: tic.plovdiv@gmail.com

Websites:
www.plovdiv-tour.info
www.eventsplovdiv.info
www.plovdivinfo.org

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