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Nicopolis ad Istrum

E85 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse Road | near Nikyup Village, Veliko Tarnovo 5000, Bulgaria
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E85 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse Road | near Nikyup Village, Veliko Tarnovo 5000, Bulgaria

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 7 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

3  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 15 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
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The remnant of the old glory can be seen here and in the Museum in Tarnovo, it is a pity, that this touristic attraction is poorly advertised and visited. it is the place, where Wulfila translated the Bibel into gothic language

Thank Dimitar G
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Just after the entrance you can feel like a real Roman citizen - walking on the great road stones of a true Roman city. There could be seen well preserved canalization system, the remnants of an odeon, and the public forum. Excavation still continue, but...More

Thank Radina M
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Roman city, founded in honor of the victory over the Dacians. Later, almost to the 6th century by the Byzantine emperors used as a residence for the summer holidays. When excavations revealed the central street, the foundations of many buildings, storage facilities for water, columns,...More

Thank 1nafets
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Quite an interesting set of ruins that are still being excavated. We were the only tourists when we visited during the first week in September. However, Pompeii it is not. The officially sign on the signposted rough road has been amended from the 2 kms...More

Thank Graham Y
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