Near the Hotel
With its location in the heart of Plovdiv, Family Hotel "At Renaissance Square" provides walking distance to many different landmarks and points of interest. Just choose a direction...
Up to 500 m
Church "St. Petka" - Nova - Plovdiv
Heavenly patroness of the city of Plovdiv for seven centuries is St. Petka of Bulgaria. In the first years after the Liberation, the awake Bulgarians, residents of the vast parish of "St. Petka", also known as the New Quarter, decided to build a new temple dedicated to the revered saint.
Ancient theater of Philippopolis
As one of the most important cities within the Roman Empire, Philippopolis had its own theater, which still shines in the heart of the Old City. It was active until the 5th century and gathered about 6,000 spectators. Today, this facility is the most emblematic monument of the continuous cultural and historical continuity carried out on the Three Hills over the centuries.
The Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis
It functioned from the middle of the 4th century until the end of the 6th century, and in the Middle Ages a Christian necropolis appeared on its ruins. The floors of the basilica are covered with two layers of multicolored mosaics, with an area exceeding two thousand square meters. The building is unique in its scale, architecture and decoration, and ranks among the most representative early Christian sites.
Late antique peristyle building "Eyrene"
In the period of the archaic and classical architecture of Ancient Greece the space of the peristyle appeared. The peristyle is a yard surrounded on all sides by columns. They have a roof, thus forming a gallery-corridor, open to the yard. Eyrene or Irene is the Greek goddess of peace, daughter of Zeus and Themis.
Regional Ethnographic Museum - Plovdiv
The museum preserves over 60,000 cultural values, mainly related to the tradition of the population in Plovdiv and its cultural and economic hinterland. Among its collections stand out those of copper vessels, ceramics, ancient weapons, shepherd's carvings, jewelry and church utensils, sewn and knitted lace, costumes from all over the Bulgarian ethnic territory, musical instruments, urban interior.
St. Ludwig Catholic Cathedral
The Еastern gate of Philippopolis
So far, three of the gates of ancient Philippopolis are known: the northern, southern and eastern. The eastern gate is best studied, the ruins of which can be seen today on Tsar Ivan Shishman Street, at the northeastern foot of the Three Hills. The eastern gate was of great importance for the ancient city - through it the connection between Philippopolis and Byzantium took place.
Central shopping and pedestrian zone
The small early Christian basilica
The small basilica was located on the eastern outskirts of the ancient city, next to the inner face of the fortress wall with a tower from the II - IV century. The floors have a rich multi-colored mosaic with geometric motifs. A panel with a donor inscription is formed in the mosaic. Remains of an altar table were found.
Archaeological complex Nebet Tepe
The Forum (Agora) of Philippopolis
The Odeon of Philippopolis is located in the northeast corner of the Forum (Agora) of the city. The ancient odeon has a capacity of about 350 seats. It served as the seat of the city council of Philippopolis - the boule, so as a function it is Bouleuterion, as well as for chamber music and literary events.
Metropolitan Church "St. Martyr Marina"
After the recognition of Christianity with the Edict of Milan in 313, an episcopal basilica and a residence for the spiritual head of the diocese were built in the ancient city of Plovdiv. In the ancient part of today's city, where the ancient forum is now located, the remains of this remarkable episcopal complex were discovered during archeological excavations in the last century.