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Plovdiv

Trip Planner Europe  /  Bulgaria  /  Plovdiv Province  /  Plovdiv
(4.2/5 based on 3,400+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, historic sites, museums

City of the Seven Hills

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife. Here you can explore numerous galleries and stroll down charming cobblestoned streets in one of the oldest cities in Europe, which dates back over 8,000 years. The city is full of sights and important monuments in its center, including an extremely well-preserved Roman amphitheater. Enjoy bars and cafes frequented by visitors, locals, and students, especially in the popular Kapana area. Walk the city's hills, view its historic sites, and experience its cultural vitality. In the build up to your vacation in Plovdiv, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Bulgaria trip itinerary planner.
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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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