With more than 8,000 years of history, Plovdiv is a one-of-a-kind destination opportunity. With 200+ archeological sites, with dozens classified as being of national importance, you will find that antiquity is alive and well within this beautiful city.
Numerous monuments from the ancient Roman city are well-preserved in Plovdiv. The Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis is one of the best-known landmarks of Bulgaria and was constructed in the 1st century. It is still in use and can seat up to 7,000 people.
The Ancient Stadium is another important landmark that calls to be explored and is one of the most recognizable sites that Plovdiv offers. In Roman times, at full capacity, it could seat up to 30,000 people. It was built at the beginning of the 2nd century and offers a full track that was 50 meters wide and 240 meters long.
Additional Roman landmarks including the Forum, the Eirene Residence, and the Library.
If you make your way to Nebet Hill, then you’ll find the remains of a 12th century BC settlement that would eventually become Eumolpias, one of the first Thracian cities in that part of Europe.
And if that still isn’t enough, there are dozens of museums and protected sites that are worth taking a tour through. This includes the Museum of Natural Science, the Historical Museum, and the Regional Ethnographic Museum.
Plovdiv is one of those cities that everyone should try to see at least once in their lives. Think of it as a pilgrimage toward our ancestral history.