Plovdiv Old Town
Plovdiv Old Town
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Bulgaria's "second city", Plovdiv has 19th century houses and Roman ruins, including a Roman amphitheater in use today.
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Teresa M
London, UK238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
On our trip to Sofia, we book a day trip by coach to Plovdiv on our second day which took us 2 hours. Need to get up early but manage to sleep on the way because there’s not much to see on the motorway. Love the old town. There’s so much to see. Should have stay there for a day or two. Strongly recommend Nebet Tepe - short hike uphills and the view is amazing. definitely recommend the pub restaurant on the way down. The waiter is excellent and the food is amazing and reasonably priced with a very generous portion.
Written February 15, 2020
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ianx17489
Inverurie, UK957 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Very interesting old town full of cobbled streets and old buildings, many of which have been sympathetically renovated. The local authorities seem to have a good plan in place to maintain the character. It's ideal for museum buffs who will be delighted with what's on offer.
Luckily not too busy during our visit.
Written June 17, 2022
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Matthias
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Nice old houses and old small churches. Looks like a separate village on this huge town. Take care of the uneven pavings . Follow the way to the top to have a full panoramic view over the city
Written August 21, 2022
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Ridem1953
St. George, UT60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The area reached from the Maritsa River on the North Side is busier and a bit more interesting than the Southside. Also parking is easier from the Northside, both metered and pay-lots. Bring good shoes and a walking stick. The cobblestones are treacherous.
Many art museums of varying quality. Many National Revival buildings to visit if interested.
The "Street of Crafts" is mostly tourist junk, however Old Town Plovdiv remains unspoiled compared to the hideous commercialization of Nessebur, on the Black Sea Coast.
You can easily spend 2 full days wandering the Old Town. Most business have someone who is multi-lingual, and in general "welcoming."
Written July 29, 2022
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA797 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Excellent place to visit. Old Town offers a unique opportunity to see and feel history spanning over many centuries (not to say millennials) and cultures. We spent two days walking around, but it was not nearly enough - it may take several trips in different seasons to fully appreciate its beauty. We truly enjoyed the Old Town. Even our teen son was impressed.
Written January 16, 2020
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JJ
Berlin, Germany683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Traditional part of town, restored very nicely, with Roman remains everywhere. Visited a couple of the traditional houses and theatre. All in all a nice way of spending the day (will only need a full day when you’re really going door to door for everything that’s open to tourists). Not exactly on par with the lush history of other ancient ruins (Rome, Athens, Baalbek) but still worth it nonetheless.
Written July 15, 2020
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Dimitar
Plovdiv, Bulgaria5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The town is very well preserved with the typical architecture of the past centuries. It is full with small workshop and galleries. There few good places to eat as well.

The roman buildings are still quite well preserved and you can get a tour guide to tell you about the history.

Great place!
Written September 12, 2022
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410liliyalm
Horley, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
До сега не бях ходила в Пловдив и останах много впечатлена от разходката в стария град. Има много какво да се види.
I had never been to Plovdiv before and I was very impressed by the walk in the Old town. there is much to see.
Written March 7, 2021
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EllValchanova
Sofia, Bulgaria54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Extremly pleasant and interesting, colourful, artsy place with so much of an old time spirit. Visit the ethnographic museum, the old and famous house-museums the craft street, the church. And there is so much more...
Especially when is warm and sunny, I guarantee you will have a lovely time out.
Written February 5, 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
One of my favorite places that I think should be visited by every Bulgarian and patriot. For Old Plovdiv, time never suffices for me to enjoy it to its fullest and where I am ready to return again and again. Museums, churches, streets ... whose magic never ends!
Written January 5, 2020
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