In your holiday in Bulgaria you will appreciate our dramatic mountains, haven-like monasteries, Roman and Byzantine ruins, and the excellent coffee you'll be offered wherever you go!
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Plovdiv

The country’s second largest city, PLOVDIV is one of its most attractive and vibrant centres, and arguably has more to recommend it than Sofia. The old town embodies Plovdiv’s long history – Thracian fortifications subsumed by Macedonian masonry, overlaid with Byzantine walls and by great timber-framed mansions erected during the Bulgarian renaissance, symbolically looking down upon the derelict Ottoman mosques and artisans’ dwellings of the lower town. But Plovdiv isn’t merely a parade of antiquities: the city’s arts festivals and trade fairs rival Sofia’s, and its restaurants and promenade are equal to those of the capital.

 

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Bachkovo Monastery -- click here!
An easy day-trip to the most attractive destination to the south of Plovdiv.

 

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