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Plovdiv Old Town

Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Ranked #2 of 24 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Went to plovdiv by train from Sofia. We had a great visit once we got our bearings. I suggest going straight to tourist info center and get a map. They have several around town. They can go over where the major sites are. Much better than the map that was in our guidebook. The food was better in Sofia but... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The longest street in the EU runs perpendicular to Old Town. The shops and buildings are very interesting. Loads of history to be found up and down the streets. Take a local to learn about thousands of years of this great area in Plovdiv.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Interesting area with some good small restaurants, with prices not hiked up for tourist trade. Many little streets are rough cobbles, not ideal for anyone with walking problems or ladies in heels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The streets and alleys with multi-coloured timber-framed buildings, the Roman amphitheatre looking out over the city, the museums, galleries, churches ... so much to see. And make sure you wander to the very top of the old town for the ruins and a stunning view of the city.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic old town with houses, Roman theatres and museums. Great view of Plovdiv from the top of the hill. This is a must if you are in Plovdiv

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very nice and really old with some interesting shop of antiquity. Go there with sport shoes. The roads are very old.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have been in this part of Plovdiv several times, just because of all the things that are there from the Roman time. Its fantastic too walk and touch the roman wall, some statues and all the marble that is several thousand years old. Since I first started visiting Old Town, they have become better and better preserving these important... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Small streets, traditional architecture, lovely painted churches. Avoid the main streets in the Old town and try the smaller ones, because there you can feel the old atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

The old town is a bit spread out and the streets are very rocky. They are making an effort to preserve the historical sites. The stadium is interesting in that a model shows the original structure and they have creatively used the remaining bit. The amphitheatre is intact and houses performances, it can be seen through the fence or there... More

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Zakynthos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

nice walking around the old city, its very hilly consider taking a taxi to the amphiteathrer and walking down from there

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