Plovdivska Oblast Off The Beaten Path

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Plovdivska Oblast Off The Beaten Path

  • assen's fortress

    Plovdiv Off The Beaten Path

    Assens's Fortress (Assenova Krepost) dates back to the 11-12 cc AD. It was built during the reign of Tsar Ivan Assen II, one of the greatest Bulgarian kings (Second Bulgarian kingdom). There are just some ruins left of it now, and the medieval church, "Holy Mother of God" which was partially restored. The views are great as the foirtress sits on a...

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  • the rhodopes

    Plovdiv Off The Beaten Path

    The rocky plateau which rises 50 m up is an unusual and beautiful place,near the village of Sini Vruh 30 km in Plovdiv region. The plateau is strange and majestic because of its remarkable terraced niches, stony reservoirs, unusual system of canals, strange rocky rings, ancient staircase, mystic stony sphinx. Arriving at this place,you can see a...

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  • hissarya resort

    Plovdiv Off The Beaten Path

    You can find many spa’s in the surroundings of Plovdiv and Hissarya is the most famous spa town. It has 22 mineral springs. There are also ruins of a Roman fortress, the second largest Roman amphiteater of the country and ruins of Roman baths.

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  • bachkovo monastery

    Plovdiv Off The Beaten Path

    Backlovo is a small village 30km south of Plovdiv that we easily reached by mini-bus in 40 minutes (Rodopi bus station is at the back side of the train station). With a ticket that costs 4leva (about 2 euro!) it was a great idea for a half day trip from Plovdiv. Backkovo is famous for its monastery (located at the edge of the village) which is the...

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  • plovdiv international fair

    Plovdiv Off The Beaten Path

    In the 1930’s the Chamber of Trade and Industry organized a fair, that in 1934 became an annual fair and in 1935 a national fair. In 1936 it became an international fair as it became a member of the Union of International fairs. In 1937 the first International Plovdiv fair was held. After a break in the war there were fairs from 1947 till 1966 with...

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  • monument of alyosha

    Plovdiv Off The Beaten Path

    At Bunardjika, the hill of the Liberators) you can climb a path that goes to the top of the hill, through a relax park. At the top of the hill there is a statue of a Russian soldier, Alyosha, who stands symbol for the fact that the Russians liberated the Bulgarians from the Nazies. Thus, originally, this statue stood for anti-fashism and the bond...

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