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  • 1 A Kujumdzioglu's House Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    r. Dr Stojan Comakov 2 BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Known as the "royal residence", A Kujumdzioglu's House is a fine example of the so-called "Plovdiv Baroque" style. Built for a wealthy merchant in 1847, it is now the home of the Ethnographic Museum. Apart from the magnificent faç..

  • 2 Old Plovdiv Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ul. K. Stoilov BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Old Plovdiv is crisscrossed by streets running up three steep hills. Take time to stroll along the steep cobbled streets, interrupted by flights of steps and widening into tiny flower-decked squares. They contain a wealth of treasures, in particular ..

  • 3 Church of St-Constantine-and-St-Helena Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Saborna BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    A small garden and a charming gallery with walls covered with frescoes precede the church of St-Constantine-and-St-Helena. Built in 1832 by the architecte Petko Boz, it features an elegant tower with ornamental apertures. The decoration of the three-..

  • 4 Stefan Hindlijan's House Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    R. Artin-Gidikov 4 BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Stefan Hindlijan's House, hidden behind high walls, was once owned by Armenian merchants. Today, it is generally considered as the finest house in Plovdiv. Its particularly harmonious façade (white friezes against a pale-blue background) is preceded ..

  • 5 Antique Theatre Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Ul Tsar Ivajlo BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Built under the rule of emperor Trajan (98-117) the theatre was discovered unwittingly in 1972 during building site excavations. With seating capacity of 3 500, it hosts summer programmes of concerts and opera. The 28 rows of benches are set in a cla..

  • 6 4 January Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. du 4-Janvier BG - Plovdiv

    Old Plovdiv is crisscrossed by steep streets and alleys, punctuated by stairways and flower-decked little squares. This street has a fine group of 19C houses, most notable among which are, on the right, the Starina Galerija, now a carpet and textile ..

  • 7 Church of St Petka Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rue Zora BG - Plovdiv

    Old Plovdiv offers up many surprises. This church perched atop a rocky outcrop (hence its detached bell tower) is one of the iconic views of the city. Affectinately known as the "old church" by the locals, this 1830 building has a fine wood..

  • 8 Dzumaja Mosque Interesting

    Religious buildings

    R. Zelezarska BG - Plovdiv

    Located on Dzumaja Square in the lower town of Plovdiv, this venerable mosque recalls the city's Turkish history. With its walls in a harmonious blend of brick and stone, horseshoe vaulting and fine minaret, this large 14C-15C mosque is a proud struc..

  • 9 Ancient Stadium Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Pl. Dzumaja BG - Plovdiv

    The remains of this stadium built under Marcus Aurelius (161-180) stand in the centre of Dzumaja Square. Most of this huge structure (190m long, 30m wide), which could accommodate 30 000 spectators, is alas buried under later buildings, preventing it..

  • 10 Tsar-Simeon's Gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Ploštad Centralen BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Tsar-Simeon's Gardens were designed in 1892 by a Swiss landscape gardener, Lucien Chevalas, as the setting of an international architecture exhibition. Today, the well-looked-after park includes alleyways shaded by ancient trees, flowerbeds, sculptur..

  • 11 Prince Alexander-I-of-Battenberg Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Knjaz Aleksandar I Batenberg BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    You are here on the town centre's main street, between the Sahat tepe hill and the three hills on which Old Plovdiv is situated. Lined with neo-Baroque buildings, this pedestrian shopping street draws the crowds. In fine weather, people gathering aro..

  • 12 St-Marina's Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Ul Dr Georgi Valkovich BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    St-Marina's Church looks quite attractive with its gallery painted in the alafranga style and its vaulting decorated with paintings. Built in 1835-36 by the architect Nikola Ustabašijski, it features three naves, a dome and a six-storey wooden tower ..

  • 13 Džumaja Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. Džumaja BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Džumaja Square illustrates Plovdiv's 2 000-year-old history. The remains of the Roman arena recall the city of Trimontium. Built during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (161-180), this huge coliseum (190m long, 30m wide) is unfortunately mostly located b..

  • 14 Imaret Mosque Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rajko-Daskalov BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Erected in 1445, the Imaret Mosque boasts an elegant minaret decorated with zigzag mouldings and a well-maintained pleasant garden. It features a square-plan design, is surmounted by a dome and its façade is enhanced by an imposing portico. The inter..

  • 15 Hadzi Aleko's House / Philippopolis Gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    r. Saborna 10 BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    This house, built in 1865 by Hadži Aleko Cvetkov is one of the oldest examples of the Plovdiv National Awakening style. It is on Unesco's World Heritage list. Restored in 2003, the residence now houses a permanent collection of contemporary painting...

  • 16 Municipal Fine Arts Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    r. Saborna 14A BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    The municipal Fine Arts Museum is housed in a 19C neo-classical building. Beyond the garden dotted with contemporary sculptures, stands the museum which presents a fairly comprehensive panorama of modern and contemporary Bulgarian painting. Among art..

  • 17 Dr Stojan Comakov's House, Zlatju Bojadziev Collection Interesting

    Museums and art

    r. Saborna BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Erected between 1858 and 1860, Dr Stojan Comakov's residence is typical of the latter period of the National Awakening style. It houses a museum dedicated to an interesting 20C Bulgarian artist: Zlatju Bojadziev (1903-76). The 76 paintings exhibited ..

  • 18 Cohadžiev's House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ul. K. Stoilov BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Situated at the intersection of Stoilov and Vitoša streets, Cohadžiev's House (Cohadžieva kašta) is a fine residence painted in white and blue. It is now the headquarters of the "Old Plovdiv Society".

  • 19 Balabanov House Interesting

    Museums and art

    Ul. K. Stoilov BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Balabanov House, also known as Hadži Lampša's house, dates from the early 19C. It boasts a remarkable façade and a fine interior decoration.The upper floor comprises fine apartments, restored to their original state in 1979. Furnished in western styl..

  • 20 House of Artin Gidikov Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Artin-Gidikov BG - 4000 Plovdiv

    Artin Gidikov's fine house was built in 1845. From this period, it has retained a charming entrance portico and its interior boasts a large oval drawing room. It is now used as the town hall annexe for Old Plovdiv.

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