Ancient times come to life when the 4th annual Ancient Philippopolis Festival inhabits the Plovdiv Old Town from 24-26 May. Outdoor performances reenacting everyday life will demonstrate how the city lived centuries ago.

Scenes will include a slave market, battling gladiators, religious rituals, poetry readings and Roman theatre.

Activities and shows are suitable for all ages. Make it a family outing!

While you’re in the area, why not visit the newly renovated Ancient Stadium in downtown Plovdiv? The city recently completed a renovation of the site, making it a model for display of urban archaeology. Definitely worth a look.

Ancient Festival Programme:

24 May Festival Opening on Nebet Tepe

25 May

15:00 Slave Market

15:30 Gladiator Fight

16:30 Religious Ritual

17:30 Ancient Poetry Reading

18:00 Roman Theatre

26 May Living History Outdoor Museum

Demonstrations of cooking and everyday life.

13:00 Roman Cuisine on Nebet Tepe


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