Plovdiv is one of the most important Bulgarian cities. It’s position is somewhere in the central part on the south of the country, very close to Rhodope Mountains. In the ages, when Roman, Ottoman and Bulgarian rulers exchanged, it grew to over 330.000 population and therefore became second largest city in Bulgaria. With the entire collection of museums, religious buildings and ruins from ancient times, whole city is one big museum. And most amazingly this lively museum is about 6.000 years old!
Family hotels in Plovdiv are available
While families can enjoy one of the many hotels or apartments for over night stay and explore the city and surrounding areas in the evening, the hottest part of the day gives opportunity to visit the AquaLand water entertainment park. It is really nice and modern with many water slides, tubes, pools and artificial waves. If you like the shows, the A stage on a crossroad will be surely a lovely option for you. It’s the Plovdiv’s international theatrical festival. Also don’t miss the golden chest TV festival and Festival of Chamber Music.
Business opportunities are to be searched for in the Plovdiv International Fair or around many companies and factories in the area. The commercial value of the city is amazing and surely very underestimated as the work force is fairly cheap and at the same time we’re talking about city ranking to be among top 10 biggest cities in the whole Balkan peninsula.
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For historians, the most important parts of the City of the seven hills are the remains of Roman empire. Among them the great Roman Stadium and Forum. If you have enough time, don’t miss many museums and galleries that are positioned across the city. History Museum and Archaeological Museum are maybe the best of them but it’s really up to you to choose what you like. There is so much to choose from in Plovdiv, so use that chance.
One of the very best buildings is also the 14th century Dzhumaya Mosque and it is only one of the 50 mosques that were built in the city of Plovdiv in the time of Ottoman period. Sadly not all are preserved, many in bad shape, some exist only in ruins or in distant memories that were put on the paper long time ago.
Plovdiv is one of the best destinations in Eastern Europe in whole Balkan peninsula and surely in Bulgaria. If you’re a fan of historic places and if you wish that everything has a unique story behind it, then Plovdiv is the right place.
Best Plovdiv attractions:
Plovdiv Old Town, Roman Stadium, Ruins of Eumolpias, Roman Forum, Philippopolis, Church of Sveti Konstantin & Elena, Bachkovo Monastery, Sveta Marina Church, Sveta Nedelya Church, Imaret Mosque, Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa, Dzhumaya Mosque, Ethnographic Museum, Archaeological Museum, Natural History Museum, Philipopolis Art Gallery, History Museum, Wine From Bulgaria Museum & Oenology Collection, Archaeological Museum, Historical Museum, State Gallery of Fine Arts, Encho Pironkov City Gallery of Fine Arts, Museum of Icons, Center for Contemporary Art, City Art Gallery, Alyosha Soviet Army Memorial, AquaLand