City profile

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia with a population of 338,153.

Parts of Plovdiv are very attractive: the old town embodies the town's long and varied history, with Thracian fortifications, Roman walls and public buildings and impressive timber-framed Renaissance houses which look down on the Ottoman mosques and the artisans' dwellings of the lower town.

But Plovdiv isn't only a parade of antiques: the city's arts festivals and trade fairs rival even Sofia's in number.

Plovdiv is a large industrial centre with metal works and textile factories.


City Travel

Flights to Sofia from London [Heathrow]. London [Gatwick] London [Luton] and Manchester.

Train Sofia to Plovdiv: 2 hrs

Flight London [Stansted] to Plovdiv