The Old Town
The Old Town of Plovdiv is a unique city within the city of Plovdiv with its own rhythm and lifestyle. The architectural reserve features archaeological sites, museums, art galleries, old houses and public buildings, religious temples, cafes and restaurants, romantic courtyards and picturesque cobblestone streets. The Old Plovdiv is a popular venue for concerts and exhibitions, casual and business meetings, sightseeing or just strolling around..
In the cobbled streets of the old town, where the time is stopped and brings magic as nowhere else, you will find not only beautiful architecture and history… You will find happiness and joy! It is situated on three hills of Plovdiv – Nebet Tepe, Dzhambaz Tepe and Taksim Tepe. The architecture reserve brings the ancient spirit of the past.
Going uphill from the Dzhumaya on “Saborna”st., you will encounter a wide range of curios, inns, beautiful bulgarian old renaissance houses that preserved the spirit of the time, churches and temples, a beautiful amphitheater, wonderful walls, pagan temples, baths, aqueducts. Their splendor will impress you and you will never forget it.
There is the magnificent Roman Theater, which is one of the most valuable monuments of the rich archaeological heritage of Plovdiv and Bulgaria. Today it held a series of cultural events, such as Verdi Festival, The International Folklore Festival and many concerts and performances.
In The Old Town you will have the opportunity to see amazing excavations, ancient, medieval and renaissance monuments, museums and galleries with valuable exhibits, and many pictorial places. The biggest artists have worked in the museum houses. Many of them bear their names and present their works.
There you will see the fortress gate “Hisar point” which is very romantic and beautiful, which has existed since ancient times, and today it has become one of the symbols of the city. Below the street are foundations, dating from Roman times. The current type is determined somewhere in the Middle Ages of XII-XIV century.
If you love the feeling, which historical places can bring to you, then this is the right place for you. The Old Town is filled with the energy of the past, where everyone is immersed and loses track of time. You can feel the romance and magic along the cobblestone streets, winding among the museum houses and inns.
If you happend to be there in the summer, just breath the aroma of figs. It’s everywhere just like the history and spirit of Plovdiv. Take a walk on the stone pavements and look for Balabanov, Dan, Kuyumdzhiev houses lost in Georgiadi, the houses of Dr. Chomakov and Dr. Antoniadou. Get fammiliar with Lamartine, Nedkovich, Hindliyan, the Yellow School, Ethnographic and History Museum. Or simply get lost in the reserve. You will be happy