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Plovdiv Old Town

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Ranked #2 of 23 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The old town is a very nice place to visit while in Plovdiv: plenty of churches, restaurants, galleries, and museums! It is situated on two of the five remaining hills in Plovdiv. The atmosphere is very nice, it feels like you went back in time for a few centuries. Some things are a bit overpriced, but nothing unexpected for a... More

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Tel-Aviv
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Thanks the fact it is not yet a tourist highlight, the old city of Plovdiv keeps a lovely and authentic atmosphere. It is small and easily navigated. The only problem is unlike many of the ancient towns, the streets are not coble-stoned but actually covered with huge rocks of different shapes and sizes. Even wearing the most comfortable shooes does... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A wonderful area of shade trees, old homes, (some furnished and tourable) narrow streets and walkways, beautiful churches, cafes tucked into the nicest niches, affordable vendors, and more.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

plovdiv old town is a must when you visit here but it is quite steep and the roads are cobbled so no good if you have difficulty walking and almost impossible for wheelchairs. if you go up , there are churches , museums , houses , bars / restaurants , gift shops and a wonderful ampetheatre. the views from the... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Similar to Rome, Plovdiv is built on seven hills so some of the walking is uphill - and on slippery cobbles. Be careful and you will be rewarded with a walk around one of the world's oldest cities with a remarkable history. Some excellent cafes and restaurants, at which you can take a break. Well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you are in plovdiv, go and have a walk around. Beautiful. Lots of historic sights as well as good places to get food and some good accommodations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I chose the chop with savoury ice cream and potato fondant was beautifully presented and a great taste . Will be returning next month to try something else !

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Chinnor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Roman ruins abound! Coming down the hill from the Ethnographic Museum [A must visit],and into Saborna Street, look for a gap on the left and it will take you to a cafe [Which serves drinks and lunch] beside an old Roman Well. Lots of local shops along this street where you can buy local crafts, pottery and antiques. Be sure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The old town of Plovdiv is a wonderful place to visit, the Architecture dates from the mid 19th century. This Balkan Slavic style architecture was prevalent throughout this region, though in most towns and cities buildings such as these have been demolished. The affluent citizens of Plovdiv back then where obviously doing quite well for themselves as the lavish and... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Interesting, walkable town. Different and beautiful architecture Wear very sensible shoes as all rather large and can be slippery cobbles. Added to charm however. Good restaurants and food.

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