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Plovdiv Old Town

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Plovdiv
Description: Bulgaria's "second city", Plovdiv has 19th century houses and Roman ruins, including a Roman amphitheater in use today.
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Mumbai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I was on a business trip to Plovdiv & had just few hours before my flight back home and locals suggested me to invest those few hours in this place and I am glad that the returns were far better than I had imagined. Beautiful hoses and museums transport us back to the Renaissance era. Must visit if you are... More

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athens
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78 reviews 78 reviews
63 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Reminiscent of the theater of Epidaurus in miniature. It is in the city center and you can easily reach the shops round there.

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Troyan, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Plovdiv has all the charm of a city steeped in history. Compared to Sofia which is modern and chaotic. Plovdiv is one of those ancient cities where you can peal back the layers of time and find flavours of the East and West. The city is relatively small and people are more laid back and friendly. It is a very... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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117 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Easy to walk around (can be hilly though) and a lot of sites to see. Best if you have a guide to provide more detail and to show you the best ways to go. Local food and drink is cheap so don't miss out on stopping to socialise.

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Had a horrible experience in Sofia- got ripped off by a cab driver. Had a wonderful time in Plovdiv to make up for it. A must go.

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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I'm in love with this part of Plovdiv, really amazing ! Don't hesitate and go there as soon as possible.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Walking along the cobblestone streets of the Old Plovdiv, one can see a story remained the most ancient civilizations in Europe until today. Excavations from 8000 years ago, Thracian artifacts, Greek amphitheater, Roman reservoir, houses an ethnographic architecture descending to the largest Roman stadium in Thrace.The many cozy cafes, pubs and restaurants friendly welcome residents and visitors.In souvenir and antique... More

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Berhampur, Orissa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Dont bother much about history or the various styles of architecture,; Just walk through the cobbled lanes and alleys lined by many a colourful house and get transported back in time. Wonderful n enchanting!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The old town was something fascinating for me. We started our walk from the bottom of the hill, it would be a good idea to wear sneakers or something comfortable for this hike cause it is quite a walk uphill with a lot of hand placed stones as tiles on the way up. There were a lot of beautiful old... More

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A pleasant little town with a lot of history. Unfortunately the real highlight was the shopping. Nice bars to have a drink at and a great cafe for ice-cream and cake at the end of the day.

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