Plovdiv Sights and Landmarks Guide, Bulgaria
Plovdiv is known as one of the most significant cities in Bulgaria. In the past, this city even became the most important citiy in the country. Culturally speaking, Plovdiv is not lacking heritages or places to visit. It is blessed with many beautiful tourist attractions, which visitors will truly take pleasure in exploring. Take time out to check a list of Plovdiv Sights worth visiting.
Plovdiv Sights – Churches
Churches have moved from merely being houses of worship to being a tourist attraction. Churches in Plovdiv are no different. The religious buildings found in the city are some of the most visited landmarks in the area.
Catholic Cathedral of St. Ludwig. This cathedral is located at the heart of the city, opposite of St. Petka-New Orthodox Church. The church was constructed using the design of the infamous Bratsigovo Ivan Boyanov. The Catholic Cathedral of St. Ludwig is notorious for being the biggest of its kind in Plovdiv. When visiting this building, do not forget to stopover the burial site of Prince Ferdinand’s wife, Marie-Louise Burbonska Knyaginya.
Church of St. Petka. This holy place was constructed from 1888 to 1890 in honor of St. Petka. The highlights of this church include the two altars. Both altars pay homage to the Holy Martyrs of Sofia.
Plovdiv Sights – Museums
A tour to any city is not complete unless at least one museum found in the place is visited. When in Plovdiv, tourists are given the chance to choose from several museums to go to. Touring these Plovdiv Sights will give visitors an overview of the city’s history, culture, and lifestyle.
Museum of Aviation. This museum is very distinctive among all the other museums in Plovdiv. It is situated near the airport 15 kilometers south of Plovdiv. The museum exhibits the history of aviation and aeronautics in Bulgaria. Also, visitors will find a big open-air exhibition of gliders and motors, plus apex and radio-positioning stations.
Natural Science Museum. This museum first opened its doors to the public in 1955. Bulgaria considers this museum as one of the most important with its wide-range compilation of items in Botany, Mineralogy and Paleontology. The basement houses the biggest freshwater aquarium, sheltering some 40 types of decorative fishes and several amphibians.
Plovdiv Sights – Recreational Sites
Outdoors in Plovdiv provide a perfect leisure setting for everyone. It has a number of gardens and natural sites available to the public.
The City Garden. This pretty garden is also known as the Garden of Tsar Simeon. It is an ideal place to hang-out when the heat in the city is too much to bear. There are many benches available for people to rest. It has many nice plants, tress, and sculptures. There is also a children’s playground, a fountain and an artificial lake.
While in the city, do not forget to visit not just the above mentioned tourist attractions but also the historical city of Phillippoupolis. This site is an excavated portion of the ancient city and the old Plovdiv. Here, tourists will find many archaeological vestiges and they will have an idea of what the city was like during its earlier glory days. A traveler is also encouraged to take a look at Sofia Sights and Skopie Sights.
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