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Sightseeing in Plovdiv - what to see. Complete travel guide

A miraculous city of artists, Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in whole Europe. For many years, it has been the center of attraction for thousands of travelers. The city, indeed, has much to offer to its guests – unique historical landmarks, ultra-modern entertainment complexes, magnificent nature, and the inimitable national heritage of the area. Plovdiv has an incredibly large number of historical landmarks – there are more than 200 sites that have the status of landmarks of the national importance. Locals have managed to preserve many magnificent historical buildings, and museums of Plovdiv exhibit true treasures – priceless historical artifacts and artworks.
Any travelers can easily find a place to suit their taste in Plovdiv. Numerous hotels of the city belong to different categories, but the majority of them offer quality service and nice … Open
According to one theory, first settlements in the territory of the modern city appeared more than 6,000 years ago. During the antique period, the prosperous city of Evmolpiada was located there. For many years, it belonged to Thrace, and in the first century B.C.E. it became a part of the Roman Empire. The city had an important strategic location, and that fact made it incredibly attractive for numerous conquerors. In the 6th century, Slavic tribes controlled that region. In the end of the 9th century, the city was added to the First Bulgarian kingdom.
That didn’t save the city from numerous attacks. Ancient Plovdiv was fully robbed by the Crusaders four times. The Byzantine Empire claimed its territory several times. Finally, in the 14th century, the city was conquered by the Ottomans. Taking into consideration such a great number of military actions in the territory of modern Plovdiv, it’s a true miracle that so many old buildings have survived till our days. Nowadays, unique Roman thermae, an antique amphitheater, magnificent medieval basilicas, and striking architectural landmarks of later periods draw the attention of numerous guests of Plovdiv. Remarkably, local people keep using many of these antique buildings. Many of these beautiful houses and mansions have been transformed into hotels, restaurants, and shops. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
It will take more than one day to visit all historical landmarks and cultural centers of Plovdiv. The Old Town is the traditional location of numerous places of interest that all guests of … Open
Roman Amphitheatre is one of the most important historic symbols of Plovdiv. It’s a typical venue for numerous festivals and national celebrations. Nebet Tepe is the heart of the ancient town. Many centuries ago, it was a Thracian fortress. Unfortunately, only fragments of the walls have survived till our days. As Plovdiv belonged to Turkey for several years, there are several magnificent mosques in the city, with Imaret Mosque being one of the most attractive and popular.

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Plovdiv is an attractive modern city that has managed to keep its fantastic historical charm and harmonious atmosphere. It’s a great place for all tourists who enjoy walking on old streets and exploring architectural landmarks. As the city is very old, many streets of the historical center are pedestrian only. Street Prince Alexander I is the main pedestrian street in Plovdiv. It’s a great place to see magnificent buildings of the 19th century. Many of these buildings are now occupied by popular restaurants and souvenir shops.
Any travelers can easily find a place to suit their taste in Plovdiv. Numerous hotels of the city belong to different categories, but the majority of them offer quality service and nice … Open
International Fair Plovdiv is one of the most crowded places in the city. Large international trade fairs take place two times a year there. These events start in spring and autumn, but the cultural life of the city is not limited to these fairs only as there are many no less interesting celebrations. Healthy lifestyle adherents will also be not disappointed with their vacation in this ancient city. Plovdiv is home to numerous unique geothermal springs that are recognized as one of the best in the whole country. The charming city with the rich history and mesmerizing architecture will not leave its guests indifferent and will help them enjoy an unforgettable holiday.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Plovdiv
♥   National Park 'Centralen Balkan' , 66.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Oroseiras Rodopis' , 90.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Bulgarka' , 94.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Rila' , 96.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Vrachanski balkan' , 155.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Plovdiv from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Skull Rhodope

From the series “Most curious artifacts of extraterrestrial origin”
The researches of the found artefact had already ended 2002 for unknown reasons. The scientists have not found any evidence of the earth's origin of the skull. The Rhdopen skull is one of the few known artifacts, whose extraterrestrial origin is not a source of doubt among scientists from different countries. Roman Gentschev is the owner of the unique artifact and does not want to sell it at any price and for no price. The proposals to sell the skull, he has since the first days after publication of its history in the mass media. … Read further
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