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“stone arch”(2 reviews)
“eastern gate”(2 reviews)
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Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 20 January 2019

The whole area of Old Plovdov is stunning but this avenue and archway ois breathtaking.Like stepping back in time, fabulous photography opportunities!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bohodreamer
Reviewed 7 October 2018

8000 (or more) years of history , on one of the 5 hills ,where the time has stopped ,and the spirits whisper !

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank xmios
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mih45
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nobody comes to Plovdiv without going to the Old Plovdiv part. It is a significant part of the city and in its history. Hisar Kapia is amazing street, used for many photoshoots. Love it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Владимир Г
Reviewed 8 August 2018

One of the entrances to the old town and the most popular spot for photos. Hissar Kapia is one of the symbols of the city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SilviyaN8
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This ancient gate was just steps from where we were staying and definitely adds to the charm of the Plovdiv Old Town experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan W
Reviewed 24 June 2018

'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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Not that exciting, but definitely worth a look as it does make for some good photo opportunities. Easy to find in the old town

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brenton K
Reviewed 26 May 2018

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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sherpa802402
Reviewed 11 January 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 445nikr
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