Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa
Philippopolis Art Gallery
Bulgaria’s first private art gallery, this occupies the well-restored Hadzhi Aleko house (1865). It boasts works by 19th- and...
Encho Pironkov City Gallery of Fine Arts
Bulgarian modern art is displayed at this gallery down a small laneway downhill from ul Sâborna.
Danov House, dedicated to renowned writer and publisher Hristo Danov and several other Bulgarian authors, contains a re-creation of a...
The amphitheatre hosts Plovdiv’s annual Verdi Festival (June), plus other summertime opera, ballet and music performances.
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....
Church of Sveta Bogoroditsa information
Lonely Planet review
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 tower, this church (built in 1844 on the site of a 9th-century shrine) contains icons and murals, including one depicting a sword-wielding Turkish soldier harassing chained and lamenting Bulgarian peasants.