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Well preserved history.

These ruinsare sread outbut are so well preserved and easy to see. From the hotel where we stayed... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2018
Gordon B
Netanya, Israel
Great way to introduce history to everybody

The Bulgarian authorities did a great job in displaying this roman ruins, that are located at... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
Bucharest, Romania
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In the past Serdica was the capital of the eastern province of Dacia Mediterranea - part of the Great Roman Empire. It was an important commercial and political centre, large and well developed city, built in a Roman style with large stone streets...more
ul.Budapeshta 2 | Arena di Serdica Residence Hotel, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed today via mobile

As one of our friends said “when you’ve seen one wall you’ve seen them all”. It does show the ancient history of Sofia but we found it a bit “samey”.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank garyhR4654QL
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very extensive collection of ruins discovered, I was told, during a construction dig adjacent to the Metro entrance it is something to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 11 January 2019

The Amphitheater of Serdica, discovered in 2004, is part of what was the roman amphitheater of the city now inside a modern hotel, quite impressive to look at.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Sort of an architectural and engineering accomplishment, but the real miracle is that the city fathers had the foresite to save it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MissPriss234
Reviewed 15 December 2018

These ruinsare sread outbut are so well preserved and easy to see. From the hotel where we stayed and spread out, some areas under cover and parts in the open. Well maintained

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 27 November 2018

The Bulgarian authorities did a great job in displaying this roman ruins, that are located at Serdica Metro station and underground passages. They are free to visit and walk around and there's info on boards. I really liked the idea that they integrated them in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ramutza
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Not first time in Bulgaria, where old finds are merged with new architecture and history displayed for all to enjoy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Very interesting ruins that you can visit while walking to the underground station. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank doruc645
Reviewed 27 October 2018

It is very cool that they found this during the digging for the creation of a new hotel, and then they preserved the amphitheatre in the basement and keep it open for tourists. You have to go inside the hotel lobby and then down the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mattias S
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This is must see in Sofia.You will not miss it on your walk or just take the underground to come here.

Date of experience: October 2018
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