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Plovdiv City

Plovdiv City

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria with a population of about 3.5 million people. It is located in the western part of the Upper Thracian Plain. The city is built at the foot of six hills, which is why it is often called the "City under the hills." Plovdiv is a city of over 8000 years. Life in the city has never stopped, which places it among the most ancient permanently inhabited cities in the world. The six hills in Plovdiv are: "Nebet tepe", "Dzhambaz tepe", "Taksim tepe", "Dzhendem tepe", "Bunardzhik" and "Sahat tepe". Maritza River passes through the city. The part of the river which passes through the city is about 13 km long.

Sights:
  • The Ancient Theater
  • The Roman Odeon
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Roman Stadium
  • The Late Antique Eirene Building
  • The Episcopal Basilica
  • The Little basilica
  • The "Singing Fountains"
  • The Old Town Architectural and Historical Reserve
  • The Regional Ethnographic Museum
  • The Kapana Quarter
  • The Roman aquaduct
  • The Monument of King Alexander II
  • Part of the Philipopolis fortress system
  • Tsar-Simeon's Garden
  • The Lauta Park
Events:
  • The International Fair
  • "Crossroad Scene" International Theater Festival
  • Kapana Festival
  • The night of Plovdiv
  • Plovdiv International Folklore Festival

Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev | Video: Nedyalko Mihalev | Location: N: 42.144119, E: 24.740873
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Every hundred feet the world changes! Roberto Bolaño