Plovdiv’s new art district is creating an exciting social, cultural and economic flow on for the city.
Plovdiv’s main appeal lies in the beautifully restored Old Town.
Cafe’s, bars and restaurants share real estate with Byzantine, Roman and Bulgarian antiquities including.
Winding cobbled streets boast museums and galleries where eminent artists are still in residence. A lively and infectious atmosphere of creativity mixed with a laid back, youthful confidence befitting a city sure about its future.
Plovdiv gives you a feeling of wanting to be a part of it, whatever that is, as soon as you arrive.
Five centuries ago, the area of Kapana or “The Trap” in Bulgarian, so named for the many little tangled streets was a center for craftsmen. Neglected until recently, The Trap is being revived.
Closed to traffic, this pedestrian district of Old Town is now dedicated to creative industries including cool cafe’s and wine bars, a boutique “hipster” hotel, a culinary crafts workshop, studios, fashion and many art, craft and bespoke concept shops.
More than a creative commercial center, Plovdiv’s new art district is creating an exciting social, cultural and economic flow on for the city with festivals, exhibitions, workshops and so much more.
Plovdiv now also boasts the longest pedestrian zone in Europe. A total length of 1750 meters beats the previous record holder, Copenhagen at 1500 meters.
Competition aside, what this means is fantastic outdoor spaces. The pedestrian strip is full of great shopping, parks, cafes and restaurants and, incredible architecture and artifacts.