Plovdiv’s magnificent 2nd-century AD amphitheatre, built during the reign of Emperor Trajan, was uncovered during a freak landslide in...
City Gallery of Fine Arts
Occupying an 1881 girls gymnasium, this gallery contains more than 7000 artistic works by 19th- and 20th-century masters, including...
Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa
Painted a fetching shade of butter-cream yellow, this three-nave church looks out proudly from a stone staircase at the base of the old...
A local favourite, this fabulous nook serves hefty portions of Bulgarian salads, grills and satch (meat and vegetables served on a...
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Lamartine House information
This beige mansion built in 1830 has a special place in Plovdiv hearts as the location where French poet Alphonse de Lamartine stayed in 1833, along the journey upon which his Travels in the East was based. Lamartine wrote effusively about Bulgarian hospitality after his stay, while locals enjoy ever-inflating tales of how they competed to make the wandering Frenchman welcome. At the time of research, it was closed to visitors.