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[Europe Travel] Bulgaria: Plovdiv

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Plovdiv is a major city located in central Bulgaria. Recognized as the second largest city in Bulgaria, it was a city where civilization already existed by the Stone Age. The city has a history of being called Philippopolis in Greek and was a very important place in ancient times. Although it is an unknown city compared to the capital city of Sofia, it has a surprisingly large number of tourist attractions and is visited by tourists.

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Location

Plovdiv is a city located in central Bulgaria.

History

Plovdiv was already inhabited by the Stone Age BC. During ancient Roman times, the city functioned as the central city of the province. In the Middle Ages, the Slavs moved to this land and became the territory of the Bulgarian Empire. After that, it was placed under the control of the Ottoman Empire, but it has achieved independence. In modern times, Plovdiv became the birthplace of the democratic movement in Bulgaria, disrupting the dictatorship of the Communist Party.

Climate

Plovdiv belongs to the temperate zone. Summers are extremely hot, but winters are relatively cool. Temperatures range from -3 ° C to 35 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Bulgarian is the official language in Bulgaria. Some immigrants can speak Romani or Turkish.

Security

Plovdiv is a relatively calm town, but robbery and pickpocketing are common. Please avoid going out at night.

Race

Bulgarian make up 85%. Others are inhabited by Roma and Turks.

industry

Plovdiv is very strong in the tobacco and food processing industries. It is the region with the fastest economic growth in modern Bulgaria, and factory construction has been steadily progressing since the end of the 1990s.

religion

In Bulgaria, Bulgarian Orthodox Church is 82%, Islamic, Catholic, Protestant and so on.

currency

Lev is used in Bulgaria.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Knyaz Alexander 

The most famous main street in Plovdiv. There are many cafes and restaurants lined up, and there are also many high-class shops.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Djumaya Mosque

Bulgaria has a mosque because it has a past dominated by the Ottoman Empire. Built in the 15th century, it is the oldest mosque on the Balkan Peninsula.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Roman Ruins

Since Bulgaria met under the control of the Roman Empire, there is also a Roman arena. Music concerts are held regularly here.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Simeon Garden

It is a park in Plovdiv. It is a place of relaxation for locals, and many people are walking. There are numerous fountains and statues in the park.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Kapana

The Kapana district is said to be a city where creators gather. It is popular among young people because it has a lot of street art and many fashionable cafes and restaurants.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Old town

The old town was once called Philippopolis. The town was rebuilt in the 18th and 19th centuries, so it doesn’t retain its medieval feel, but it is a historic town.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Nebet Tepe

The ruins of a citadel in the north of the old city. This is a very popular place with a panoramic view of the city of Plovdiv. In the evening, you can see a very beautiful sight.

Hotel

Plovdiv has plenty of accommodation. Plovdiv Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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