The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences invites participants of the ALLEA General Assembly to attend a guided sightseeing tour to the city of Plovdiv, the 2019 European Capital of Culture, scheduled for 18 May 2018. If you are interested in joining the day trip, please indicate your interest in your registration form.
Plovdiv, the ancient Philipopolis, is one of the oldest towns in Europe. It was inhabited by the Thracians, Romans, Goths, Slavs and Ottomans, whose traces have turned the town into a museum. A place of special interest is the old part of the town. Brilliant examples of the Bulgarian national revival period are preserved here. One can sit among the ruins of the ancient Roman theatre and feel the atmosphere of an extinct world.
The sighseeing tour will focus on the Old Town, including the Roman Ancient Theatre, which was built in the 2nd century AD under the rule of the Roman Emperor Trajan and is nowadays considered to be the largest surviving Roman construction in Bulgaria. The trip will continue with visits to the Ethnographic Museum, the Roman Stadium, St. Constantine and Helena Church, among other sights.
Prices: €35 – €45, depending on the number of people to join the trip