TOP destinations in Plovdiv, which we recommend
TOP DESTINATIONS IN PLOVDIV
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria.
It is considered one of the oldest cities in Europe. Originating in the Neolithic, it was conquered in the 4th century BC by Philip II of Macedon, then named Philippopolis, and in Roman times Trimontium, meaning Trichulmium. In 815 it was incorporated into the Bulgarian state by Khan Krum. After the Liberation it was the capital of Eastern Rumelia.
A major administrative, economic and cultural centre. In 2019 it is named European Capital of Culture.
TOP DESTINATIONS IN PLOVDIV ARE LOCATED IN THE OLD TOWN
Located on the three hills – Nebet Tepe, Jambaz Tepe and Taksim Tepe, the Old Town is the main landmark of Plovdiv.
The old town enchants with its cobbled streets and Renaissance houses.Be sure to see the Church of St. Constantine and Helena”, the Ethnographic Museum, the archaeological excavations at the top of Nebet Tepe, the Ancient Theatre, the Hindliyan House, the Balaban House, the Street of Crafts, the permanent exhibition of the great Zlatyu Boyadzhiev and many others;
Ancient Roman stadium – located on Main Street, which itself is a monument of architecture from the early 20th century.
Jumaya Mosque – Located in the city centre, dating back to the Middle Ages, the Jumaya Mosque is still an active mosque.
Kapana Art Quarter – many cafes and restaurants, workshops and shops, a colourful and cheerful place resembling a tangle of streets in which you can easily get lost, a centre of art industries.
Tsar Simeon’s Garden is located in the center of Plovdiv, pleasant for walks with its coolness and entertainment. Here you can enjoy singing fountains and a beautiful lake;
Bunardzhika Hill – is called the Hill of the Liberators. A wonderful place for a walk and for paying tribute: to the Deacon – Vasil Levski with a deep bow; to Emperor Alexander II and the Russian people; to the feat of the glorious Soviet army; to the Soviet cosmonauts who first paved the way to space and to the native cosmonauts who glorified BULGARIA.
Regional natural history, history, archaeology and aviation museums;
Chifte Hammam – Ottoman bath turned into a centre of contemporary art;
Danov Hill or Sahat Tepe – the least visited hill, has comfortable paths that offer a nice view of the town and other hills;
Zion Synagogue – one of the ancient cultural monuments in the city. Located in the centre of Plovdiv, it dates back to the 3rd-4th century BC.
Belashchinski Monastery – is an active virgin monastery founded in 1060, located 10 km from the town of Plovdiv; in front of the monastery there is a parking lot with picnic and walking facilities. In the courtyard there is a large stone fountain from which you can pour healing water; a unique place where one can recharge with energy!
Dragomir Wine Estate – modern and beautiful cellar with amazing wines, allows group visits and tasting; located in the village of Brestnik in Plovdiv.
When to visit Plovdiv
September 6 is the official holiday of Plovdiv.