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Plovdiv Destination Guide

Delve into Plovdiv in Bulgaria

Plovdiv in the region of Plovdiv with its 340,494 residents is located in Bulgaria - some 82 mi or ( 132 km ) South-East of Sofia , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Plovdiv

Local time in Plovdiv is now 10:03 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Sofia " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: İzmir, Timişoara, Bucharest, Yagodovo, and Vratsa. While being here, you might want to check out İzmir . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Plovdiv ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Plovdiv, Bulgaria: A Na Gosti Dinner

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Bulgaria's ultimate cultural treat is "na gosti" — an elaborate dinner served to guests, heavy on the peppers and homemade brandy. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including ..

Trains at Plovdiv railway station, Bulgaria.

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Camcorder footage of few trains at Plovdiv railway station. ..


БИСКВИТКИТЕ ...Welcome to Bulagaria !

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Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe Laytonandjana's photos around Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Interesting facts about this location

Battle of Philippopolis (250)

The Battle of Philippopolis was fought in 250 AD between Rome and the Goths. The Goths were led by King Cniva, and after a long siege, they were victorious. The king subsequently allied himself with the town commander and governor of Thrace, Lucius Priscus, to take on the Roman Emperor Decius. The battle took place at the Thracian city of Philippopolis, modern Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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Tags: 250, 250s conflicts, Battles involving the Goths, Battles involving the Roman Empire, Crisis of the Third Century, History of Plovdiv, Roman Thrace

Battle of Philippopolis (1208)

The Battle of Philippopolis or battle of Plovdiv (Bulgarian: Битка при Пловдив) took place on 30 June 1208 in the surroundings of Plovdiv, Bulgaria between the armies of the Bulgarian Empire and the Latin Empire. The Crusaders were victorious.

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Tags: 1208 in Europe, 13th century in Bulgaria, Battles involving medieval Bulgaria, Battles involving the Latin Empire, Bulgarian–Latin Wars, Conflicts in 1208, History of Plovdiv

Plovdiv

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after the capital Sofia with a population of 338,153 inhabitants as of February 2011. It is the administrative center of Plovdiv Province and the municipalities of the City of Plovdiv, Maritsa municipality and Rodopi municipality, whose municipal body had a population of 403,153 inhabitants as of February 2011.

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Tags: Ancient Greek cities, Ancient cities, Cities in Bulgaria, Former capitals of Bulgaria, Plovdiv, Populated places in Plovdiv Province

Battle of Philippopolis (1878)

The Battle of Philippopolis or Battle of Plovdiv was one of the final battles of the 1877-1878 Russo-Turkish War. Following the crushing Russian victory at the last battle of Shipka Pass, Russian commander Gen. Joseph Vladimirovich Gourko began to move southeast towards Constantinople. Blocking the route was the Ottoman fortress at Plovdiv under Suleiman Pasha. On January 17, 1878, a squadron of Russian dragoons led by Capt. Burago stormed the city.

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Tags: 1878 in Bulgaria, Battles of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878), Conflicts in 1878, History of Plovdiv, Military history of Bulgaria

Church of St Constantine and Helena

The Church of St Constantine and Helena (Bulgarian: Св. Св. Константин и Елена) is a church in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It is considered to be among the oldest churches in the city. It was built in 337 at the sight of an ancient pagan temple in the acropolis on one of the fortified hills. The church was named after Emperor Constantine the Great and his mother Elena. During the years, the building was destroyed and rebuilt several times.

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Tags: Churches in Plovdiv, Eastern Orthodox church buildings in Bulgaria

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temperature and rainfall during the year in Plovdiv