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Nicopolis ad Istrum

E85 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse Road | near Nikyup Village, Veliko Tarnovo 5000, Bulgaria
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“roman city” (7 reviews)
E85 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse Road | near Nikyup Village, Veliko Tarnovo 5000, Bulgaria

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, the place is now guarded, organised ant there's a 6 leva fee for adults and 3 leva for kids and students. There is also a parking lot. The main road that takes you from the village is AWFUL, bombarded... The city itself...More

Thank Vlad R
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The remains of the ancient roman town of Nicopolis ad Istrum, completely destroyed and abandoned centuries ago. There is still a lot to be excavated, but even what is displayed is impressive. if you have the chance to visit it during the festival "Nike -...More

Thank philip_talyesin
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Amazing site normaly only a few people around, it is huge with lots still to be dug out it feels as if you have just stumbled upon it lots of intresting carvings. Bring plenty to drink and some food as there are few facilities on...More

1  Thank Colin C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This place is amazing, a complete Roman Town, only about a Fifth has been uncovered so far, you actually, get to walk on Roman Roads, investigate the way Romans lived in the Area, a Visit in August is a must, when there is a Re-enactment,...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Not too much to see, few explanation (and hardly legible, I assume EU` funds came to the site a loong time ago and then just stopped). At least it`s easy to be reached- some 3km from the main road...

Thank LouCaRomania
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Greatly preserved history in a place where you don't expect to find anything. Your street car may dislike the road... take it easy, it deserves!

Thank MihaiAnton
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I try to visit in december and unfortunately was closed. Their message: we open only with prior reservation. Sad, from the distance looks nice to visit.

Thank snookie69
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nicopolis ad Istrum was a Roman town founded by Emperor Trajan around 106 in memory of his victory over the Dacians. All you can see there is authentic and it's really impressive. The route from big rocks, columns.. And it's easy to go there :...More

4  Thank iviliyana
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Although only a section of the site has been excavated you are still able to get an idea of the great Roman architecture and ingenuity. Hopefully with time more will br revealed. Unfortunately many of the boards have been faded by the sun so having...More

2  Thank 77LuluE
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

These are interesting ruins of the Roman city built to celebrate the Roman win over the Dacians. Getting there is a bit challenging though. If you drive you need satnav....there seem to be no signs from the Ruse / Veliko Tărnovo Rd. The guide there...More

Thank Vlad G
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