Plovdiv Things to Do

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  • 1. old plovdiv

    The Old Town of Plovdiv is the main reason I wanted to visit this city. It’s an area full of cobbled streets that go up on a steep hill and we felt like we walked on an open air museum, it’s actually...

  • 2. amphitheatre

    The Roman ruins in Plovdiv were the first I saw in my life in far 1984. The Ancient theatre (Antichen teatur) is probably the best-known monument from antiquity in Bulgaria. It was built in the...

  • 3. bachkovo monastery

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    This is not a real tip for Plovdiv since Bachkovo is some 30km south of town but still close enough to be an easy excursion for half a day. The monastery was founded in 1083. It had its heyday during...

  • 4. monument of alyosha

    We visited the Monument with the group of students to put flowers for the Soviet heroes who liberated Plovdiv from fascists troops. Alyosha (an affectionate diminutive of Aleksey) is an 11-metre...

  • 5. main street

    Ulitsa Knyaz Aleksandr is the main pedestrian street of Plovdiv. It is always full of people going up and down, it is actually a street that people visit to check the upscale clothing stores,...

  • 6. ancient theatre - 2

    Not much is known about the Roman Odeon more than it was built and extended in the 2nd to the 5th centuries and had a capacity of only 350-400 spectators. There are now some excavations going on.

  • 7. chifte banya

    Chifte Banya is an old Turkish bath built in the 16th century. It is called "chifte", which means "couple" since it comprises two bath departments - one for men and one for women. It is worth noticing...

  • 8. jumaya jamia

    The Dzumaya Mosque was originally built in the second half of the 14th century but was soon burnt down. In 1435 Murad II rebuilt it and named it Muradiye after himself. The mosque was rebuilt and...

  • 9. central garden

    This beautiful park is a great place to escape from the sometimes hectic life on the main shopping streets. It's located just off the Central Square and offers a lot of benches for rest. Inside the...

  • 10. downtown

    In Roman times the Forum was surrounded by shops and public buildings and was the centre of the town. It was built during the reign of emperor Vespasian around the turn of 1st and 2nd cen

  • 11. plovdiv international fair

    The Plovdiv Fair is a modern centre for information and contacts.Its first exhibition was in 1892 It is the biggest fair in the Balkans. The International Fair - Plovdiv is the only fair organizing...

  • 12. monument of phillip

    Philip II the Macedon conquested the Trakian City Evmolpia and gave it its name-Philippopolis (of course we're talking about Plovdiv). By the way Plovdiv has 7 different names in different epochs. The...

  • 13. monument of reunion

    It is 12m and was built in 1985.The Monument is symbol of the Reunion of Bulgaria on 1885.The bird's wings represents the unity of the two separeted parts of Bulgaria. It is located at the Union...

  • 14. Plovdiv Bridge of Shops.

    Go shopping on the bridge of shops over the river. Covered by roof so head there when it rains.Modern shops in an historic place.--Plovdiv is the 2nd largest...

  • 15. Alyosha Monument

    The walk up to the Alyosha Monument on Bunarjik Hill is well worth the effort, the views of the city from the top are superb.The monument was built between 1954...

  • 16. Nebet Tepe hill.

    The Nebet Tepe hill contains various archaeological layers, the oldest one being from the Bronze Age, 3rd millennium BOT. Archeologists have discovered some...

  • 17. Free Plovdiv Tour

    The free English-language sightseeing walking tour of Bulgaria’s second largest city. Every day at 2PM. Starting point - Central Post Station. Ending point -...

  • 18. Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts

    Many of the lovely restored housed in Old Town of Plovdiv are turned into museums but we had to get closer and read the sign to see what is each one. This...

  • 19. main square

    Arriving in Plovdiv by train/bus you have to walk 10’ to the center. The first thing you see is the square Stefan Stambolov which is the main square of Plovdiv....

  • 20. Sveta Bogorodica church

    Sveta Bogorodica church was the first church we visited in Plovdiv. Walking up Saborna street we saw the stairs that lead to a chairs with a lovely bell tower...

  • 21. Roman Plovdiv and the ancient roman theatre

    The romans arrived in the area in 72AD establishing a small garrison to protect the trade transfers. The area was in strategic position so soon it became a...

  • 22. Nebet Tepe

    It wasn’t hard to walk up to Nebet Tepe (hill of prayer) as it is just the top point of the hill where Old Town is, 2’ walk from Ethnographic Museum. The hill...

  • 23. Archaeological museum

    The Archaeological museum in Plovdiv is one of the first Bulgarian cultural institutions, opened officially in 1882. It evolved from an...

  • 24. Lauta park

    Lauta park is actually a small forest.In summer,spring and autumn (why not in winter) is perfect place if you wanna go for a walk and see fewer people.People...

  • 25. House museum- 'Georgiadi'

    The house was built in 1848 by the Rhodopes master Haji George, and is one of the best models of the wide spread type of the Plovdiv "symmetrical house". The...

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