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    I can hear every girl around...
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    Ulitsa Knyaz Aleksandr

    by mindcrime Written Apr 8, 2012

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    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, socializing, drinking coffee at the outdoor café etc

    In warmer months the street gets packed by young people that not only come to shop (the stores seem always busy) but also to show off each other, so grab a seat at one of the outdoor café and enjoy the show, we stopped for some moments and I have to say this, it was very funny seeing all these people dressed in so many different colors, when I saw girls with green hair (more than 2) I felt I was in some kind of carnival :)

    Apart from the stores and the café you can also visit the Temporary Exhibition of the Art Gallery but we skipped that as we preferred the museums in Old Town.

    There are some statues here and there, monuments (pic 1), some modern sculptures (pic 2), we saw a funny Godzilla over a pub that serves the famous Bulgarian beer Kamenitza (actually it was served in every place) and we also checked some of the buildings (pic 4) although we knew the good ones are in the Old Town.

    The most interesting statue along the main street is the statue of Milio (pic 5), dedicated to a man that was famous for walking around and teasing the girls :)

    Starting from the main square we went up to the Dzhumaya mosque, from there you can turn right and walk up the Old Town or turn left to another pedestrian street (also full of stores and take away food spots)

    monument at Ulitsa Knyaz Aleksandr modern sculpture at Ulitsa Knyaz Aleksandr building at Ulitsa Knyaz Aleksandr I can hear every girl around...

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    Between two ways of life...

    by unaS Written Jul 26, 2008

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    Take a look at the Roman Coliseum discovered under Ploshtad Dzhumaya.

    While there you can also visit the diamond patterned Friday Mosque.

    Both to left and right are long boulevards that are pedestrian only.
    Along the Knyaz Battenberg I are the upper class shops, restaurants and houses being restored to their Restoration glory. It leads to the Tsar Simeon Garden, the Poshtad Tsentralen and the new city.

    Along the Raiko Daskalov are the less expensive shops, take-away food places (both fast food and fully cooked meals) and magazine/newspaper kiosks.

    Djoumaya Mosque Buildings on Ploshtad Dzhumaya Roman Stadium found under the Square Roman Stadium found under the Square.
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    Ulitsa Knyas Alexander Battenberg

    by bijo69 Written Sep 11, 2006

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    This is Plovdiv's place to see and to be seen. The beautiful houses along ulitsa Battenberg are mostly restored or in the progress and are home to some nice shops.
    Some cafés invite you to stop for a coffee and/or ice cream.

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    Knyaz Aleksandr

    by sieffron Updated Jul 15, 2005

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    Knyaz Aleksandr is the main pedestrian thoroughfare in Plovdiv. It's the city's busiest spot in the summertime as countless young, fashion-concious Bulgarians stroll up and down the length of the street, popping in and out of the various shops, clothing boutiques, restaurants, and cafes (both of the internet and espresso varieties).
    Knyaz Aleksandr sits above the remnants of a giant stadium built by Philip of Macedonia about 2300 years ago. The scant remains of the once grand structure sit on one end of the street, while above ground, fine Baroque buildings loom above the pedestrians.
    Knyaz Aleksandr is the perfect place to sit and observe Bulgaria's youth strive for the material lifestyles that mark the cultural standards of neighboring countries to the West, and slowly shed Bulgaria's communist legacy.

    Knyaz Aleksandr
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  • The Centrium

    by keeper7 Updated Apr 20, 2008

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    Another theater located in downtown Plovdiv. The city is built on top of the great structure. Hopefully more will surface in the future.

    Ancient Theater in the center of town Ancient Theater in the center of town
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