Property in Plovdiv region for sale and rent
Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities not only in Bulgaria but also in Europe. It is a contemporary of Troy. Homer, Herodotus and other ancient authors describe the lifestyle, customs and traditions and rich culture of the Thracians, who were the oldest population on the Balkans.
Plovdiv spreads over an area of 53 sq. km in the Thracian plain along the banks of the Maritza River. The favourable climate and geographica location contributed to the development of the city throughout all historical ages.
The architectural monuments from Antiquity and early Middle Ages create the unsurpassed atmosphere of Plovdiv. The first signs of distinct Ottoman type urban planning can be traced to the middle of the 15th century when a mosque became the centre of the new city coordinate system. The mosque was built over the foundations of a medieval church, which in turn lay upon an earlier historic layer containing the northern arch of the Ancient Stadium.
The main shopping street began here and ran north as far as the bridge over the river Maritza. A new quarter was built on the northern bank of the river with stables and inns.
At present there are over 200 registered architectural monuments of culture in Plovdiv, 30 of which of nation-wide importance. The numerous movable monuments of culture exceed the number of 300,000 and are kept in five museums on the territory of the city the Archaeological Ethnographic, Historical, Nature museums, and in the City Art Gallery.