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Hisar Kapia, Plovdiv

Architectural Building · Landmark
Hisar Kapia is a medieval gate in Plovdiv's old town and one of the most famous tourist sights in the city. The gate was built in the 11th century AD over the foundations of a gate from Roman times (probably from the 2nd century AD). Hisar Kapia is one of the three entrances (Eastern, Northern and Southern) to the acropolis of ancient Plovdiv. During the rule of the Ottoman empire revival houses were embedded in the remains of the old stone walls around the gate.
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  • Enjoy, rest, walk and shared time with beloved people makes the visit of this place really worthy! It's also very liked place for wedding photos. Must visit! :-)  more »
  • Yes, Hisar Kapia is a gate, part of Plovdiv's defence system, etc., etc. IMHO, it is of a several spots that make the Plovdiv Old Town to be a very special place not just in Bulgaria, but world-wide.....  more »
  • Great time to take your favorite photos here and mesmerize how this beautiful stones heads up here, full of beautiful story and historically significance to Plovdiv’s Old Town.  more »
  • Walking around the old town of Plovdiv you will see this small ancient arch, called Hisar Kapia. Nice for some photos!
  • Gate in the old town between the church if Constantine and Helena and the history museum. Makes for good pictures especially for newlyweds
  • Very beautiful site with interesting museum showing a merchant's house with original furniture. Very good individual guided tour through the house. Strong recommendation.
  • A place you have to visit
  • A nice square with beautiful houses

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