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Bulgaria's "second city", Plovdiv has 19th century houses and Roman ruins, including a Roman amphitheater in use today.
Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is one of the best places to visit in Plovdiv.You can enjoy the great buildings,culture and restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank naks666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the Best place where you can go to walk with your family. You can show to your Children's the Old houses and monuments

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 407vladimiran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old city is compact and is on a hill ovelooking the newer parts of town, The Romans and Byzantines were particularly prominent here, though the Thracians and Greeks were around before. There are many delightful houses from the 19th century when Bulgarai through off...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The City of Plovdiv, is set to be European Capital of Culture 2019 and is full of history and hidden surprises. The main shopping area of the Old Town, stretches from the Roman stadium to the entrance of Tsar Simeon Gardens, and you will find...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank julesem47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a lovely place worth visiting for anyone who likes calm and not overcrowded places. Nice culture awesome people.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ivanK86BG
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Plovdiv's Old Town is worth visiting because of its central location and its connection to many stores and eateries. In Old Town you will find plenty cafe's and pubs. This place is alive and well past midnight but not noisey like a metropolis. So you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alanamil
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Have brought many friends up to it and the open air theatre. Cobblestone street and such side streets at that leads one to believe that the movie industry missed this place along the way....The Russian Restaurant is superb and the hotels take one back to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeilK964
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Pay a visit to the old town and you will find hidden treasure Many cafes shops and bulgarian way of life

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely old town with buildings/structures dating from Roman times to the present day. There are many beautiful buildings from the 19th Century Bulgarian revival period. Winding cobbled streets (some in need of repair) meander through this enchanting district. Plovdiv will be one of the European...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lesleyjoh
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Plovdiv is a place to visit if you are traveling to Bulgaria for first time. The old town has a scent of uniqueness due to Roman findings and local culture. From the bus stop/train station, you can walk there with ease. Its about 15-20 minutes,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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30 November 2016|
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Response from AKEKH | Reviewed this property |
If traveling from Sofia to Plovdiv, you will save 50% if you order a cab from Plovdiv to come and pick you up. It cost 120 leva. If you take a Sofia cab to Plovdiv it is 200 leva. I just did this a couple weeks ago. The... More
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Response from Aleksandar M | Reviewed this property |
It is a great idea to visit Plovdiv. The souvenir shop probably will not work, or will work till lunch. About the restaurant: almost all of the places are having a new years night working time and they work mostly till... More