The Old Town is a reserve storing a valuable part of the town’s history. But it is not a place that can remain unchanged. Just like in ancient times one culture used the foundations of others to achieve something better and newer, today the Old Town is not just a plain hill covered with ruins and houses. It is part of modern-day Plovdiv, it is adapted and adjusted to the needs and the ideas of the new generations.
The Roman Theatre (the Amphitheatre) lies in a natural depression between Taksim and Dzhambaz Hills. It was constructed during the rule of Emperor Trajan (beginning of the 2nd century). It is extremely well-preserved. It used to have rich decoration and could seat up to seven thousand spectators. After it has been thoroughly restored, today performances can once again be staged at the ancient theatre.
The Rowing base (Regatta Venue) in City of Plovdiv is a sports facility intended to exercise rowing. This is the largest such facility in the Balkans, where rowing competitions can be held. The channel is 2 200 meters long, 120 meters wide and three meters deep.