Plovdiv: the 2019 European Capital of Culture

This year's European Capital of Culture is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and as such Plovdiv is dripping in history. Full of amazing sights for you to enjoy, it makes for a great weekend getaway.

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Bulgaria’s second largest city, Plovdiv is a fascinating place to explore and the first traces of people living in the city remarkably date all the way back to 6,000 BC. Located on six hills which rise up amidst all of its ancient buildings, Plovdiv fully warrants its title of European Capital of Culture and will surprise you with all that it has to offer.

Picturesque Old Town

Plovdiv’s wonderful Old Town is full of wonderful cobbled streets that are lined with beautiful pastel-coloured traditional buildings and getting lost amongst its hilly streets is a lovely way to explore all of its hidden sights.

History is everywhere you look

While wandering around the city you’ll come across Roman ruins, Ottoman mosques and centuries-old churches while buildings dating back to communist times can also be found here and there.

The Modern side of the City

While Plovdiv is certainly home to a vast array of impressive historical sites and archaeological ruins, it also has a youthful population who give its streets a vibrant and dynamic feel to them. There are loads of lively bars, trendy boutiques and charming cafes for you to check out on your weekend getaway.

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