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Plovdiv city for more than 8000 years

Plovdiv is a town of more than 8000 years, whose past can be traced back to prehistory to the present day. The first Neolithic settlements within the boundaries of today’s city began in the 6th millennium BC, and from the Stone Age (IV-III millennium BC) life in the city did not interrupt, ancient ancient cities, ancient monuments such as the ancient theater, the Roman odeon, the agora (the Roman Forum), the Roman stadium, the Eirene Late Antique Building, the Episcopal Basilica, the Little Basilica, etc. are preserved and preserved.

The city is the most dynamically developing center in southern Bulgaria. Its economy is based on a well developed multi-profile industry, services, tourism and information technology.

There are many cultural events taking place in Plovdiv: the international fair, Stage at the Crossroad, Kapana Fest, Night of Plovdiv, Sounds of the Ages, International Folklore Festival “Plovdiv” and others.

Plovdiv was elected European Capital of Culture for 2019 together with another European city – Matera in Italy.

The motto of Plovdiv is “Ancient and eternal”.


The photos were taken on 14-06-2019 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Photo taken from high in the old town

St. Nedelya Temple

One of the houses in the old town 1

Church of the Virgin Mary

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One of the houses in the old town 1

One of the houses in the old town 2

From bird’s eye

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