Plovdiv's atmospheric old quarter

The core of the city, known as Starinyen (Old) Plovdiv is a very walkable Baroque-style quarter built largely during the 18th and 19th centuries (plus fun fact: is also home to Europe's longest pedestrian street!). Free English-language tours are given once or twice daily starting at the city hall. Stop in at distinctive manses reflective of the 19th- and late-18th centuries such as the Kilanti House, the Atanas Krastev House, the Balabanov House, the Hindlian House, and the Zlatyu Boyadjiev Gallery (which also houses a collection of paintings by the onetime owner).

Read more about this fascinating city in this post I wrote some time ago, Plovdiv, Bulgaria's Second City, a 2019 European Capital of Culture.





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