Plovdiv is the second largest city
and is the cultural capital of Bulgaria and it was the European Capital of Culture in 2019. It is an important economic, cultural and educational center. Plovdiv is situated in the south-central part of Bulgaria on the two banks of the Maritsa river. The city has many archaeological sites with remains from antiquity till nowadays – ancient theaters, medieval walls, Ottoman bats and mosques.
Plovdiv is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. It has many hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, cafes, craftsmen shops and souvenir shops. The Plovdiv International Fair is the largest and oldest fair in the southeastern Europe located on a territory of 350 thousand squared meters. Plovdiv’s geographical position makes it an international transport hub.