Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s New Capital of Culture

Bulgaria, Plovdiv Guide (B): Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s New Capital of Culture

Named the European Capital For Culture 2019, it’s quite likely Plovdiv will surpass Sofia as Bulgaria’s new culture capital.

The second largest city in Bulgaria, we were immediately enamoured with this pretty city. Much in the way Riga, Latvia’s culture capital won our hearts.

Plovdiv’s new art district is creating an exciting social, cultural and economic flow on for the city.

The cities main appeal is in the beautifully restored Plovdiv Old Town. Cafe’s, bars and restaurants share real estate with Byzantine, Roman and Bulgarian antiquities including; the most impressive Roman amphitheatre in the Balkans which is still in use today.

Winding cobbled streets boast museums and galleries where eminent artists are still in residence. A lively and infectious atmosphere of creativity mixed with a laid-back, youthful confidence befitting a city sure about its future.

As soon as you arrive, Plovdiv gives you a feeling of wanting to be a part of it, whatever that is. This is the reserve of smaller cities, and even then, it is a small few that hit the mark. An atmosphere the big ticket cities could never emulate. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s New Capital of Culture
Guide Location: Bulgaria » Plovdiv
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kate O'malley
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