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TOP 25 Sightseeing in Plovdiv

Immerse yourself in the ancient past of the city, stroll along the cobblestone streets and learn new interesting facts from history of Plovdiv by taking advantage of our professional audio guide tour of the old town.

Our walking tour is available in English, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Turkish and Greek.

3 h.

Full description

Exactly here, on the banks of Maritsa River, long before Rome and Constantinople and during the 8th millennium, a town the same age as Troy, was destined to be born - ancient Plovdiv.

Today Plovdiv enjoys the fame of being the cultural capital of Bulgaria and it is one of the most picturesque cities in Southeast Europe. It is a real museum under the open sky. In 1956 it was declared as an architectural-historical reserve, and in 1979 Plovdiv is awarded a medal for the preservation of cultural heritage monuments

Our tour includes three museums. Two of which apply to become part of "Bulgarian cities under the auspices of UNESCO".

For these sites, guides and historians from Audio Guide Bulgaria, chose for you the most interesting facts about the different exhibits in museums:

"Small Basilica"

(entrance ticket included)

The small Basilica in Plovdiv was discovered by accident in 1988. She was built by locals who wanted to show their gratitude to their military commander "Basilisk", who saved them from the Gothic invasion in the late 5th century. There you will find beautiful ancient mosaics.

You can buy the tickets for the Armenian Church Museum and Museum Cultural Center Trakart at the office.

Museum Cultural Center Trakart

(entrance ticket not included)

Here you will see a perfectly preserved parts of Roman mosaics. Unique collections of ancient pottery, glass, and marble. Also, you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the interesting technique for making glass objects "Milefiori" in translation "Thousand flowers". A collection of this uniquely crafted glassware is proving to be very rare for the territory of Europe - in terms of forms and techniques.

Armenian Church Museum

(entrance ticket not included)

According to some experts, the Museum possesses one of the richest collections in the world of artifacts related to the history of the Armenians. It stores a nail and piece of wooden board with an abbreviation of the Latin language-INRI (Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews), which has been stuck above the head of Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion.

Excursion variation

Audio Guide Bulgaria offers group accompaniment during excursions. The cost of this additional service depends on the size of the group.

Highlights

Walking tour takes about 3 hours, but feel free to make your walk with your own pace.

The price includes

  • You will get an attractive map with all landmarks + ticket with a 15% discount on a place to relax.
  • Audio Guide in English, Russian, Bulgarian, Turkish, German, Greek, French, Spanish and Italian.
  • Audio records and a ticket for "Small Basilica" (UNESCO candidate)
  • Audio records for "Trakart" Museum (UNESCO candidate)
  • Audio records for "Armenian Church" Museum

The price excludes

Accompanying the group during the tour.

Meeting point

Working time: every day from 9:00 to 18:00 h.
You can rent the device and make your tour: Every day from 09:00-16:30
Address: Tourist Information Center – 1, Rayko Daskalov str.

Let Audio guide be your guide for Bulgaria and enjoy the country’s rich cultural and historical past.

Important information

Free walking tour incluedes 25 places.

1. Mosque
2. Roman Stadium
3. Church of the "Holy Mother of God"
4. Ancient Тheater
5. Lamartine's house and house "Klianty"
6. "Paldin" Restaurant
7. Saborna street
8. Church of "Saints Constantine and Helena"
9. "Lapidarium" Square
10. Balabanova house and Hindliyanova house
11. Armenian Church
12. Church Museum
13. Gossip room
14. Ethnographical museum
15. Nebet Tepe
16. Hisar Kapia
17. Artisans Street
18. East Gate
19. Small Basilica
20. Great Basilica
21. Catholic Church
22. Trakart (Cultural Center "Trakart")
23. Forum
24. New City Center
25. Part of the Roman Stadium

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