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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“The Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis is among the best preserved ancient theaters in the world. His exquisite beauty will enchant you and it will take you back in time of Emperor Trajan at the beginning of II century. With its 28 concentric rows of seats, intereting inscriptions and wonderful statues, it attracts every eye and carries the spirit of ancient Rome. Thanks to the specific architecture of the theater, the acoustic is unique – imagine what spectacular performances, games and events have taken place there!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Very nicely landscaped with pretty walking trails and lots of different fountains. Many benches for sitting and relaxing, and lots of shade for hot summer months.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located in the heart of Kapana District, Pavaj became a favorite gastro nook of the citizens of Plovdiv and the guests of the city. The restaurant’s secret is in using only fresh produce. There is no freezer in the kitchen. 6-7 hours are spent shopping every day. Kneading and baking the bread, by grandma’s recipe, takes two hours every morning. The meat and fish are also selected in specialized stores and the vegetables are from the owners’ personal garden, located 20 km outside of Plovdiv.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“If you want to get lost in a place where you don't want to be found - this is the place. With the incredible number of cafes, bars, pastries and every other type of culinary establishment, you can start your day here but also end it late at night. Kapana literally means - The Trap... don't miss it ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Building is nice , with cinema , gym at top floor together with restaurants and Cafe. A good variety of clothing and shoe stores. Supermarket on the ground floor. Everything under one building.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Stadium
“These are two of the city's biggest attractions that I recommend everyone to visit . Also the trap in the city center 7 popped the rocky canal and the singing fountains .”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great place to shop around for gifts, pharmacy on the ground floor is surprisingly well stocked, plenty of food options and a comfy movie theatre”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The complex has been formed as a result of the long sequence of habitation from prehistoric times to present day and combines the culture and architecture from Antiquity, Middle Ages and Bulgarian revival. The old town in Plovdiv is included in UNESCO World Heritage tentative list since 2004.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Food
“If you get tired of the city’s noise and crowds, you can do some sports or just take a walk at the rowing canal. This is a unique sports complex, the only one not only in Bulgaria but on the Balkans, too, where annual rowing, tennis, football and other sports competitions are organized. Look below the bridge and you will see the huge catfish swimming in the canal. The place is particularly nice at dusk when you can watch the sun go down and welcome the night in the wonderful garden of Grebetsa restaurant. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“7 minutes away from the loft, on a quiet street near the Roman Odeon. The place for dining, a glass of good wine (extensive wine list).Often you can enjoy discrete piano music live. For the regular Bulgarian is rather expensive than other local restaurants. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic museum is the second largest specialized museum of this type in Bulgaria.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“The unusual singing (musical) fountain on the lake in the lovely Tsar Simeon garden is a frequent meeting place for locals. You can watch the colourful light display accompanied by classical music during the summer months every evening from 21:00. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“This is one of the seven hills without which Plovdiv would not be so unique. It has a monument of a famous Russian soldier on the top. It is a small hike to get there but the trails are very quiet, relaxing and a great place to walk around. Most of the other hills also have trails which you can explore. Most of them feel like you are in a forest rather than a city so if you are into nature and wilderness it is a must for you to visit at least a couple of them. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“ A modern restaurant serving International cousine and sushy, they also offer home delivery. The place has a nice garden open in the warm months.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Art, funky cool and chilled bar in centre of Kapana District, open throughout the day and suitable for any occassion.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Torro Premio offers a modern original interpretation of traditional European recipes and dishes prepared at the Mibrasa BBQ with Argentine charcoals, which gives the food a palette of fragrance, rich and specific smoky taste, and crystal caramel crust, as well as classic Spanish appetizers and paella.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Located in the heart of Kapana District, Pavaj became a favorite gastro nook of the citizens of Plovdiv and the guests of the city. The restaurant’s secret is in using only fresh produce. There is no freezer in the kitchen. 6-7 hours are spent shopping every day. Kneading and baking the bread, by grandma’s recipe, takes two hours every morning. The meat and fish are also selected in specialized stores and the vegetables are from the owners’ personal garden, located 20 km outside of Plovdiv.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“7 minutes away from the loft, on a quiet street near the Roman Odeon. The place for dining, a glass of good wine (extensive wine list).Often you can enjoy discrete piano music live. For the regular Bulgarian is rather expensive than other local restaurants. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“ A modern restaurant serving International cousine and sushy, they also offer home delivery. The place has a nice garden open in the warm months.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Torro Premio offers a modern original interpretation of traditional European recipes and dishes prepared at the Mibrasa BBQ with Argentine charcoals, which gives the food a palette of fragrance, rich and specific smoky taste, and crystal caramel crust, as well as classic Spanish appetizers and paella.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It can be used a restaurant during the day and a bar for cocktails until 1am”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“The restaurant offers a variety of national dishes: Bulgarian national grill, barbecue, cooked dishes, delicious salads and desserts, and home-made green tea products are high-quality products.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want a fancy dinner with good quality wine this is the place for you.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy restaurant, wonderful terrace - would recomend if the weather is nice. The place has excellent décor with a cool vibe. Slightly more expensive than other local restaurants. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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