Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest living city in Europe. In the Balkans, roads are crossing from all directions of the world, so different eras have left a beautiful prints in its posture. Historical monuments from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires adorn the face of the city. The life here is full with the fire of the ancient times and the flames of the future. Beauty and grace are built into the architectural heritage of the City under the hills, which also is an amazing cultural center. Not surprisingly, it is elected European Capital of Culture for 2019.
In Plovdiv local and foreign artists, performers, artists, musicians, actors and street parformari and many other artistic natures expresses their creativity. There are many cultural events, enriching and awakening people’s consciousness. Theater, music and dance festivals, pictorial exhibitions, literary readings and many other performances gently caress your senses and embrace hearts.
The city chosen for the European Capital of Culture, will get you spellbound not only with its performances, songs and dances, but also with the people living here, defined as one of the warmest people in the world. Here, everyone is smiling and positive, interested, listens, dreams ... People have preserved the traditions and customs of the past and transmit their knowledge of generations, thus preserving the cultural spirit of Plovdiv and Bulgaria. Plovdiv is sufficiently developed and budding ancient town, absolutely worthy of being the Capital of Culture.