Monday, July 10, 2006

The City of Plovdiv

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and is situated at the foot of the Rhodope mountains.

The most interesting fact about Plovdiv is it's history, Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe if not the world, Plovdiv is even older than Rome or Athens. Although the Thracians were the first settlers in Plovdiv, it was Phillip the second of Macedon (Alexander the Greats father) who conquered Plovdiv and named it Philippopilis who made Plovdiv an important city in history. The Romans later conquered Plovdiv and named it Trimontium which means city of the three hills.

Nowadays Plovdiv is a bustling city full of cafe's, museums, archeological sites, churches, mosques and many different cultural events. Plovdiv is a beautiful city that has many wonderful qualities making it not only a historical monument to Europes past but also a city full of new, upto the minute cafes and bars that make it a vibrant and interesting city to visit.

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