Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest in Europe. The history of the city dates back to 6th millennium BCE. The city was capital of Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander of Macedon in the 4th century BCE. After that time the city was named Philippopolis.
Mhat to see in Plovdiv
In Plovdiv city there are many remains from antiquity. You can find there hundreds of archaeological sites. There are also well-preserved beautiful old houses, churches, museums, galleries and much more sightseeings.
In Plovdiv you can find the best-known monument from antiquity in Bulgaria. The Ancient Roman theatre was constructed during the 1st century CE buy the Roman Emperor Domitian. During the 20th century the Ancient theater was restored and now there are many events there.
The Roman Emperor Hadrian also left a trail in Plovdiv. During his reign in the 2nd century it was build an impressive Ancient Stadium – approximately 240 metres long and 50 metres wide. The Philippopolis Ancient Stadium could accommodate 30,000 seated viewers. and could seat up to 30,000 spectators. The Thracians held Olympic athletic games at the stadium. Nowadays most of the stadium is buried under the main street of the city. However, a small portion of 14 lines remains open. You can see it in front of the mosque.
Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum
In 1847 the merchant Argir Kuyumdzhioglu, entrusts the builder Hadzhi Georgi, to construct a hose in the hard of the city’s Old Town. Nowadays this example of Plovdiv’s mid-19th century Baroque architecture is converted to a Regional Ethnographic Museum.