Built on seven hills along the banks of the Maritsa River, Plovdiv is Bulgaria’s second largest city. One of Bulgaria’s oldest cities, rich in history and attractions, it served for thousands of years as a cross-road for important commercial routes.
Old houses, Plovdiv
The old part of Plovdiv, with its winding, cobble-stone streets, is best explored by roaming around it on foot. Its decorative 18th-19th century buildings bear the stamp of a typically Balkan style of architecture; mostly renovated, some function as museums or galleries.
Plovdiv’s most famous landmark is its 2nd century Roman amphitheatre which is located on the side of the hill in the old part of the city.
Old Town, Plovdiv
Accommodation in Plovdiv
Erendgikova House Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Hikers Hostel Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Hotel Dafi Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Hotel Renaissance Plovdiv, Bulgaria
PBI Hostel Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Plovdiv Guesthouse Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Raisky Kat Hostel Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Turan Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Excursions around Plovdiv
Founded in the 11th century, Bachkovo Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the Balkan Peninsula. It has preserved unique and highly valuable monuments of architecture and painting, typical of Eastern Orthodox culture.
Old mosque, Plovdiv