Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria and the oldest inhabited city in Europe, shares the activities of the European Capital of Culture for 2019 in the italyn city of Matera, where the city is located between two vast mountain ranges along what was in the past centuries internally linking Western Europe, Constantinople and Asia Minor, and contains traces dating back To various historical eras, from Thracians and Greeks to the Romens, Byzantines and Ottomans.
The ancient city was built on a series of picturesque hills on the banks of the Maritsa River, and its streets paved with glimpses of the ancient kingdoms that followed on this land six thousand years ago, so the visual heritage of the city can not be summarized except that the most prominent is the great Romen amphitheater and the beautiful Domaya Mosque that was built before 600 years during the period of the Ottoman occuAl Bahahn of the city.

The architecture of the Old Town of Plovdiv is stunning and unique because of the fascinating Bulgarian touches that emerged after the Ottoman occuAl Bahahn that lasted for five centuries, and its old houses, most of which turned into elegant museums, are characterized by ornate windows, bright colors, wooden arches and plant decorations.

The city adopted during the activities of this year the slogan together together, which emphasizes the importance of unity in the city as a way to express culture and foster creativity. This colorful slogan sits on one of the stairs in the main street “Niyaz Alexander 1” which is the longest pedestrian path in the city, and contains Many high-end markets, local cafes and restaurants, are located in the middle of the old city and linked to many tourist sites such as the Romen Stadium and the Old Mosque.

Great pictures can be obtained from the eastern gate of the city, which was built during the reign of Emperor Hadrian to celebrate his visit to the city and the road to Byzantium in ancient times, as it leads to the street of Bulgarian houses set in the style of “Revival” open to tourists, some of which turn into museums, including the anthropological museum and houses The three famous museums are Balabanov, Hindelian and Nidkovic. For great panoramic views of the city during sunset, head towards the surrounding hills where the historic Asin Castle sits.

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