Plovdiv is the first Bulgarian city to be named the European Capital of Culture. This initiative, organised by the European Union, is seen as a fantastic opportunity for the nominated city to raise awareness of its cultural significance and to nurture urban regeneration.
Recognition for this charming city is arguably long overdue. Overshadowed by the prestigious ancient cities of Rome and Athens, it is actually Plovdiv which is considered to be Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited city. Known as ‘The City of Seven Hills’, it is home to ancient theatres, medieval walls and more than 200 archaeological sites.
Four years of preparation have led up to programme of more than 300 projects and nearly 500 events, which will take place not just in Plovdiv but across the whole South Central Region of Bulgaria. You can find a full list of events on the official website: plovdiv2019.eu/en
The Golden Eagle Danube Express will visit Plovdiv twice in 2019 on our Balkan Odyssey and Balkan Explorer tours. See the full itineraries by clicking the link below.
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