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Plovdiv and it's events

Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second most important city, preserves the undying values of its six millenia long history. With the name of Philippopolis the city celebrated the conquest of Philip II of Macedon, but it was classical Trimonium which left indelible marks of its grandeur, still visible today scattered on the six hills of Plovdiv.

The most remarkable of them rising above the city is the Antique Amphitheatre built by Emperor Mark Avrelii during the II century A.D. Its magnificent arcade adorned with marble statues is simply breath-taking. Theatre and opera performances are still staged here on warm summer nights.

The Roman Stadium is also constructed during the II century and reproduces the layout in Delphi, Greece. Within the centre of the ancient major town of the Roman province of Thrace remains of stone paved streets, foundations of buildings and columns and ancient fortress walls and gates reside.

The Old Plovdiv nowadays is an original living museum, an architectural phenomenon with many of the houses of those times' most prominent bulgarians turned into museums, galleries hosting various art exhibitions, festivals and biennials, and even tourist dormitories.

Wine Festival will take place in the Old Town during 22-25 of November 2018.
Cinema events will also be ongoing during the same period.

Shopping and Commerce

The commercial sector is developing quickly. Shopping centers have been built mainly in the Central district and the district of Trakiya. Those include Shopping Center Grand Market Center and two more all on the Kapitan Raycho Street Forum in Trakiya, Excelsior and others.

Banking and Exchange Facilities

Foreign money can be changed at banks during business days (09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday) as well as at hotels, at the airport and in exchange offices. Exchange rates are set daily by the Central Bank. All major credit cards are accepted in big hotels, restaurants and shops. But it is generally accepted to pay in cash using BGN when shopping or visiting restaurants. Automated bank machines are available at many points throughout the city.


The Bulgarian currency is Bulgarian lev.
The exchange rate is: 1 EURO = 1,95583 BGN.

Visa Requirements

Participants are requested to check with the Bulgarian Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements.