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We just left the roman theatre - and followed the map through the old town. A lot to see - a lot of old houses filled with history. All languages heared arround fron tourists and from guides. Nice atmosphere
'Hisar Kapia' is the Turkish word for 'fortress gate'. While now in the middle of the so-called 'Plovdiv old town' with its mainly 19th century Revival houses, this was once the eastern gate of the former citadel, the Akropolis of antiquity, the Hisar of early...More
The gate itself is not that impressive but when you turn your imagination on everything changes. It was the entrance to the old city of Philippopolis. Just imagine horsemen arriving, merchants selling and travelers passing through!
Located in the heart of the Old Town, the area around Hisar Kapia is a perfect spot for taking photos. It dates back to the 11-13th century but its fundaments are from the Roman times and was one of the gates to the ancient city...More