Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv

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See a variety of archaeological relics from the Thracian, Roman, and medieval eras at Plovdiv Old Town, one of the oldest European towns. The history of the City of the Seven Hills spans 6,000 years. Visit one of many ruins preserved from antiquity, such as the Roman theater, odeon, stadium, and the archaeological complex Eirene. Bulgarian master builders erected the National Revival town of Plovdiv--or the Old Town--in the 19th century. Walk down the steep cobbled lanes alongside houses with large bay windows and slender columns, latticed eaves, oak gates, green yards, and marble fountains. Other notable sights include art galleries, churches, and a street of folk arts and crafts. Plan your visit to Plovdiv Old Town and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Plovdiv day trip app .
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is clean, pretty and interesting throughout. Plenty of photo stops and shops to spend tourist cash. It is rather difficult to walk in some areas as the cobbles bring a whole new meaning to the word...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Plovdiv is going to be the European capitol of culture in 2019. Cobblestone streets are charming. Buildings are generally restored to appearance of the middle 1800's. Lots of restrictions on how to re...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful experience, an ancient jewel set in an already beautiful city. It's really worth a spin with a day you can visit everything.
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  • April 9, 2017
    Beautiful Russian lord style.
  • May 27, 2017
    I visited the complex on the occasion of the wedding of my friends. Fairly neglected atmosphere in the restaurant. A nice garden. Unkind waiters. I definitely recommend the guests of Plovdiv.
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  • May 19, 2017
    Recommended for all connoisseurs of good and fine cuisine. Good service and a severe formal setting. The wedding party was there and we were infinitely happy.
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  • December 21, 2016
    very nice hostel, beds comfortable, large patio, in one of the areas most beautiful of plodvid
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  • July 1, 2017
    Beautiful and nice place. Amazing panorama. Summer garden.
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Where to stay in Plovdiv

Plovdiv is packed with budget options, so finding affordable accommodation is easy here. There are a number of mid-range hotels and guesthouses here, or consider staying in one of the city's many hostels to keep costs even lower. Oftentimes these offer shared rooms, communal spaces, and easy access to the city's historical attractions and ancient Roman buildings thanks to their location in the city center. On top of that, staff may be able to give you tips on sightseeing, nightlife, and more around town.
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