Amphitheater of Serdica
The section of the amphitheater on the ground floor of the Arena di Serdica Hotel can be freely accessed by tourists. You can easily combine a visit with exploration of other Roman ruins, such as the St George Rotunda and Eastern Gate, for an overview of Sofia’s ancient past. Travelers with limited time in the Balkans can take advantage of multi-day tours that include Romanian highlights along with the best of Bulgaria.
Things to know before you go
- Sofia’s Roman ruins are a must-see for history lovers.
- The site is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
- There is no charge to access the remains, which are located on the ground floor beneath the Arena di Serdica Hotel foyer.
How to get there
The Arena di Serdica Hotel is around a 10-minute walk from Serdica subway station and just under a half-hour walk from Sofia Central Station. Be aware that on-site parking is typically reserved for hotel guests.
When to get there
The ruins open daily until the late afternoon. You can combine your visit with a drink in the hotel’s lobby bar to enjoy a brief break from the summer heat or winter chill outside.
Ancient Architecture in a Modern City
With Roman history reaching back as far as the 1st century, Sofia boasts an impressive range of classical landmarks, many of which have been incorporated into the city’s modern-day architecture. As you travel through Serdica station, look out for preserved ruins and artifacts that are freely accessible for all to enjoy.
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- St. Sofia Church
- Sofia National Archaeological Museum
- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Ivan Vazov National Theatre
- Sofia Church of St. George (St. George Rotunda)
- Sofia National Gallery (Kvadrat 500)
- Central Sofia Market Hall (Halite)
- Sofia Synagogue
- Monument to the Soviet Army
- Vitosha Boulevard (Vitoshka)
- Bulgarian National Museum of Military History
- Museum of Socialist Art
- Sofia National History Museum
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