Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia. This city is situated on the bank of Martisa River. Before becoming an important city it was originally a Thracian settlement.
It was founded by the Thracians in the 7th century B.C. They were very skilful wine-makers. In the Middle Ages, it was the city of strategic regional importance. By the 5th century B.C. the material was used for the pavement of most streets in Plovdiv and the drainage system was formed. Very famous is Philippopolis. This settlement can be found among the rocks of Nebet Tepe in Old Town Plovdiv.
A lot of beautiful houses were constructed there and many of them can still be seen in the Architectural reserve Old Plovdiv. And now there are more than 150 different monuments which were created during the period called The Bulgarian National Revival. Many houses were reconstructed into museums, galleries, workshops, restaurants and pubs.
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