Things to do in Plovdiv
The second largest city in Bulgaria, we were immediately enamoured with this pretty city. Much in the way Riga, Latvia’s culture capital won our hearts.
Let’s look at the best things to see and do in Plovdiv and why you might want to include this vibrant city on your Bulgarian itinerary.
Explore Plovdiv Old Town
Cafe’s, bars and restaurants share real estate with Byzantine, Roman and Bulgarian antiquities including; the most impressive Roman amphitheatre in the Balkans which is still in use today.
Get Lost in The Trap
Plovdiv’s new art district is creating an exciting social, cultural, and economic flow for the city with festivals, exhibitions, workshops, and so much more.
Beautifully Preserved History
Antiquated churches and remnants of old trade routes between Europe and Asia blend with museums and art galleries.
Regional Ethnographic Museum
The second largest specialised museum of this type in Bulgaria, more than 40,000 items relating to Bulgarian folk culture over the centuries are on display there.
The Church of St. Konstantin and Elena
The church was erected to honour the place where the martyrs Severin and Memnos were beheaded in 304 for professing their Christian faith when paganism was still prevailing.
Plovdiv Roman Stadium
Surrounded by the Turkish Dzhumaya Mosque built in 1363 and a myriad of pretty neoclassical buildings, you get a real sense of Plovdiv’s incredible history.
Swipe up to read the full post!
The Ideal Weekend Getaway in Utah
Bigger Isn’t Always Better – Boutique Hotels in Texas
Best Things to do in Fez- A Guide to Morocco’s Ancient City