Located under the main pedestrian street of modern Plovdiv, the northern tip of this stadium is revealed at Dzhumaya Square. It was built in the early 2nd century AD and could hold up to 30,000 spectators on its marble seats.

We first admired the view of the stadium from above, taking advantage of the glass balcony cut out from the present day street.

There are some steps leading down to the stadium itself, where we enjoyed being able to walk amongst the remains of the stadium and even sit on the seats themselves. Close up, we were able to admire carved lion paw detailing on the ends of some rows.

Walking through the archway, there was a short informational documentary playing – giving an interesting account of the excavations and how the stadium once was.

Overall, definitely worth a visit and even better, completely free to explore.


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