Present state of Plovdiv
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria after the capital. It is situated in the Thracian Valley, occupying a territory of six hills which determine its specific view. Plovdiv rivals Sofia in the development of its infrastructure, its places for entertainment, landmarks and cultural heritage. The Plovdiv International Fair, which has brought so much popularity to the city, is held twice a year in the northern part of Plovdiv. Consumer goods and commodities, as well as industrial goods are presented at the Fair. Annually a great number of folklore and art festivals take place in Plovdiv.
Cultural heritage of Plovdiv
There is evidence that the territory of today’s Plovdiv has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Every time when the town was conquered by a different ruler, its name was changed.
During the Revival period Plovdiv was a cultural and political centre and spread over a territory of three hills. The authentic atmosphere of the Old town of Plovdiv has been preserved to a great degree and attracts visitors from all over the world who take some interest in Bulgarian culture. The ancient houses’ architecture is typical of the Revival period. Most of the houses have been turned into museums and galleries in which you have the rare opportunity to enter the totally different world of the people of the 18th century. In the Old Town you can visit many churches with exceptionally beautiful icons and decoration dating back to 15-19 c.
Read a more extensive review on Plovdiv and the landmarks you should visit in the Discover Bulgaria part of the site.
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The Trimontium Princess Hotel, located in the very centre of the town, is one of the best and most luxurious hotels in Plovdiv, offering its guests top-class service and an extensive range of facilities.
The Best-Western Royal Hotel, also situated in the centre of Plovdiv, is a very good alternative for luxurious accommodation at attractive prices.
With its perfect location near the Old Town of Plovdiv, the Plovdiv International Fair and the trade centre of Plovdiv, the Kendros Hotel is an excellent accommodation option for visitors to Plovdiv. The hotel is a three-star category but you will be surprised at the high standard of service and the stylish interior it offers.
The Dafi Hotel, a small new hotel in the centre of Plovdiv, offers nicely-furnished rooms and a very good quality of service at reasonable prices.
The five-star Novotel Plovdiv, the Noviz Hotel and the Sankt Peterburg Hotel are among the best options for a high-class accommodation in Plovdiv.
The Park-Hotel Imperial, the Russalka Hotel and the Seven Hills Hotel are attractive three-star alternatives, included in our hot offers.
The Avion hotel, the Hebros hotel, the Nord Hotel, the Odeon Hotel-Restaurnat, the Rodopi hotel and the Leipzig hotel are also a good choice for your stay in Plovdiv.