Plovdiv has many faces – the green hills on a sunny day, the cobbled streets on a rainy afternoon, the narrow snowy alleys during wintertime. You just need one minute of walking and in front of you there will be a completely new sight – different than the previous one. In one word – Plovdiv is art. And the Arts and Crafts Tour is here to show you one of the most artistic faces of our town.
The Arts and Crafts Tour is happening in the Kapana district. Do you know what Kapan means? Kapana means “the trap” – and yes – this is where nowadays a lot of people fall for the night life and believe that the name Trap is thanks to the persuasive clubs.
The truth is different however.
Kapana happens to be the only artistic neighbourhood in Bulgaria. Graffiti, galleries, art shops and so on are easily found on every corner. They all make this place more colourful and cozy.
If we go back in time you would see Kapana functioning as something completely different. Namely as the Crafts district of Plovdiv. About a hundred years from then, after natural and not so natural disasters (find more on our tour), the crafts still exist. Since the place has undergone numerous changes, they are harder to find. But with our tour we aim to restore the old fame of this district. We will take you to some of the craftsmen working there nowadays. You get to meet them in their natural habitat. Ask them all the questions that you have. More importantly, you get involved in their crafts by making something yourself under the guidence of someone who knows what they are doing! And most importantly- at the end you get to keep everything that you’ve crafted during the tour.
The Arts and Crafts tour is happening every Saturday and Sunday. At 11 AM from May to September and at 2 PM from October till April. The place is the Municipality building of Plovdiv (the Town Hall) . It takes around two hours and the price of the ticket is 18 BGN per person. You can book via Viator or show up at the meeting point without reservation.
The Municipality Building of Plovdiv- our meeting point
You can get more information and discounts for the Kapana Arts and Crafts District Tour if you join the Free Plovdiv Tour first!