Top Historical Places in Plovdiv

Are you looking to explore the history of Plovdiv through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Plovdiv including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Plovdiv. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Plovdiv ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Plovdiv, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Plovdiv for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Plovdiv with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Bachkovo Monastery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Museum, Monument

    The Bachkovo Monastery, also known as the Petritsoni Monastery or Monastery of the Mother of God Petritzonitissa in Bulgaria, is one of the oldest and largest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe. It is considered to be an important monument of Christian architecture, which is offers a unique combination of Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian culture. This site has undergone several restoration...Read more
  2. Assenovakrepost

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Fort

    Asen’s Fortress, also known as Assenovakrepost to the locals, is a medieval fortress in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains. The fortress is located at an altitude of 279 meters on a high rocky ridge on the left bank of the Asenitsa River. It went through a major renovation in the 13th century, to serve as a border fortification against the Latin raids. The site offers a brilliant view of the...Read more
  3. Alyosha Soviet Army Memorial

    Tags: Landmark, Memorial, Monument, Statue

    The Alyosha Soviet Army Memorial was erected by the initiative of residents of the city of Plovdiv, in the year 1954-57. The memorial pays tribute to the Soviet casualties during the liberation of Bulgaria from the Government and their Nazi allies. An 11-meter tall concrete statue of a Soviet soldier is installed here, which tops a 6-meter granite pedestal. This Alyosha was about to be demolish...Read more
  4. Nebettepe

    Tags: Park, Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Monument

    NebetTepe (Nebet Hill) is known to be the place where the people of ancient Plovdiv were settled and remained to live here for 8 millennia. It is located in the northern part of the three hills (Trimontium), and offers a spectacular view of the Plovdiv City from the top. There are preserved remakes of the north fortified wall from the time of Justinian the great (6TH century). These fortified w...Read more
  5. Chiesa S S. Constantin E Elena

    Tags: Church, Landmark, Cathedral

    Chiesa SS. Constantin e Elena is a small church in the old town of Plovdiv. It is a part of a larger complex, however you can only enter this church and stroll in the adjacent courtyard a bit. St. Elena was the mother of Constantine the Great, who was responsible for changing the Roman Empire from a polytheist to Monotheist religion. This church is one of the few churches dedicated to both Elen...Read more
  6. Hisarya

    Tags: Church, Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Town

    Hisarya, located on the outskirts of the Sredna Gora in Plovdiv Province, is a small resort town, which has an elevation of 368 meters and a population of 7691. The town was founded thousands of years ago, which later became a Thracian city and, when Thrace fell to the Romans and became a Roman Province, and thus Hisarya became a Roman town. After the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878, Hisarya was...Read more
  7. Cultural Center-museum Trakart

    Tags: Museum, Monument, Specialty Museum

    Cultural Center-Museum TrakArt, located in the Archaeological Subway in the city of Plovdiv, is famous for its floor mosaics. In September 2003, a project for conservation and restoration of the antique mosaics was initiated for the Restoration of this monument of culture of national and world significance. TRAKART has obtained a grant from the USA state department. The cultural centre- Museum ...Read more
  8. Church Of Svetabogoroditsa

    Tags: Church, Tower, Arts And Crafts, Old Town

    The Church of SvetaBogoroditsa, constructed in the year 1844 by the master of Bratisgovo, is a three-aisle church that is located at the old town’s base. The interiors of the church are characteristically dark, with frescoed ceilings. The iconostasis of the church is made of wood carving, with several painted icons of the 19th century, made by the artists of national renaissance. The fres...Read more