As we enjoy a scenic journey to Plovdiv (Old name Philipopolis named after Philip of Macedon), your expert storytelling guide for the day will provide you with an overview of the history of the city and its most famous sights.
Discover one of the oldest cities in Europe – the beginning of its history dates back to 6,000 years BC.
In ancient times Thracians inhabited the city . In the 4th century BC Plovdiv was conquered by Phillip of Macedon .During the period of the Roman Empire, Plovdiv (at those times – Trimontium) was an important regional center. Numerous well-preserved artifacts had remained from those times, such as cobble stoned streets, fortress walls, buildings, water supply and sewerage systems.
Plovdiv The Roman forum.
Plovdiv Roman Stadium.
Archaeological and historical complex of Old town of Plovdiv.
Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum.
Archaeological complex On Nebet hill (12th century BC grew to the Thraciancity of Eumolpias).
Kapana District-Craft street.
And much more to be share by our professional storytelling guide.
Asen’s Fortress is The Church of the Holy Mother of God of Asenovata Krepost near Asenovgrad, Bulgaria a fortress of one of Bulgaria’s most famous kings, Ivan Asen II. It is still in regular use as a Bulgarian Orthodox church.
Take a journey to the Asens Fortress controlled by Thracian,Romans,Byzantines,Crusaders,Ottomans and Bulgarians.
With drops that are almost vertical and at times even overhanging above the river below, it is impregnable on three sides. Its strategic location and natural defenses explain why it has been used since the days of the Thracian, who fortified it in the 5th century BCE.
Asen Fortress is also the most notable examples of Medieval Christian architecture with frescoes dating to the 13th century. The church is one of the oldest in all of Eastern Orthodoxy, and has a tower once used as a belfry and watchtower. Our professional storytelling guide has so much to share with you.
The Bachkovo Monastery “Assumption of the Virgin”
You will discover famous Bulgarian icon painter Zahariy Zograf (1810-1853), executed the images in the church’s interior from 1838-1840, and in 1841 he completed the frescoes on the exterior of The Holy Archangels Church.
In the cathedral there is an icon from 1311 known as The Holy Mother of God Icon, with a silver repousse cover. This icon is believed to have miraculous powers.
Visitors to monastery may also view other icons, silver repousse covers for copies of the Gospels, and other works of art from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
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