Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa
This huge, three-aisle church stands atop a series of stone stairs at the old town’s base. With its unmistakable pink and blue bell...
Philippopolis Art Gallery
Bulgaria’s first private art gallery, this occupies the well-restored Hadzhi Aleko house (1865). It boasts works by 19th- and...
This, the second-oldest working mosque in Europe, was originally built in 1364, then demolished and rebuilt in the mid-15th century....
Nikolai Masalitinov Dramatic Theatre
One of Bulgaria’s top theatres, it features anything from Shakespeare to Ibsen (usually in Bulgarian).
Philippopolis Restaurant & Café
Formerly just a cafe, this restaurant belonging to the eponymous art gallery has a garden section with views, and indoor dining too....
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Danov House information
Danov House, dedicated to renowned writer and publisher Hristo Danov and several other Bulgarian authors, contains a re-creation of a bookshop and a National Revival–era classroom. There’s an old printing press, and the gardens offer wonderful views. Enter through a wall up the laneway leading to the Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa.