December 3, 2022

The Thracian heritage of the Plovdiv region

The Thracians are an interesting group of tribes that inhabited mainly the Ballan Peninsula. The first historical record of them is found in the Greek epic poem Iliad dating back to 8 century BC.
November 3, 2022

The Hipster Side of Plovdiv

Plovdiv is a famous hipster magnet mainly due to the Kapana district. However, the city’s hipster story actually beings much earlier
October 3, 2022

Vineyards and wineries around Plovdiv

When we talk about Bulgarian wines, vineyards and wineries, one should know that the wine production in those lands goes back to the Thracian times - centuries before Christ. The wine was an essential part of the Thracian culture
December 22, 2021

What to do in Plovdiv around Christmas?

Plovdiv in wintertime is a delightful walk on the main street either on warmer, or snowier days, dining or drinking coffee in Kapana, or visiting a museum. We from Free Plovdiv Tour enjoy doing all of them!
March 13, 2021

Five buildings and monuments from the Communist era to visit in Plovdiv

The Communist era is a controversial period of the Bulgarian history that defined every aspect of life in our country for almost half a century. And since this is recent history, one can easily find a lot of Communist buildings and monuments in the Bulgarian cities and actually all around the country
August 29, 2020

Free Walking Tours in Bulgaria

The concept of free walking tours is getting more and more popular around the world. And why not – there are so many good sides: Everyone can join It’s affordable You can choose when to join and leave It’s a wonderful introduction to a place that will give any guest a good idea on how to spend their time there In Bulgaria, free tours are also getting more and more popular. Here are the ones you can join while you travel around our country. !!! Important: Due to the coronavirus crisis we advise you to always check the websites of the tours or contact them via phone to make sure when and if they are happening. Free Walking Tours in Sofia Most tourists arrive in the capital since it’s where Bulgaria’s biggest airport is. Sofia can offer many beautiful sights and interesting history you should definitely explore. Therefore, you can find a wide variety of tours you can join for free. The Free Sofia Tour: As the Free Plovdiv Tour, it’s […]
July 19, 2020

How to reach Plovdiv’s center if you have just arrived

You just arrived in Bulgaria’s second-biggest city and you can’t wait to walk around its center. After all, you have heard amazing things about the place. Also, you are in a hurry – you don’t want to miss the Free Plovdiv Tour which is as awesome as the city itself! Arriving at Central Railway Station Against your own better judgment and everything bad you have heard about the Bulgarian trains, you decided to travel this way. Probably, after all, you will be happy with your trip thanks to all the wonderful views you will get on the way. But now you have to make your way to the city center. Don’t worry – you are not far away. Only 1,4 km or 18 minutes walking. Walking to the city center When you come out in front of the building of the Central Railway Station (Bulgarian: Централна ЖП гара) turn your back on it. You will see an underpass on your right and a roundabout behind it. Take the underpass in […]
June 4, 2020

Base yourself in Plovdiv for a post-coronavirus Bulgarian trip

Good news for everyone that loves to travel, explore new places, and find new destinations! As of the beginning of June, most of the travel restrictions on the Old continent are getting eased. Finally, the world is slowly going back to “normal” after the coronavirus situation. The number of new cases is declining, boarders are being open and you feel the need to travel. And we have the destination for you – Bulgaria! Why should you choose Bulgaria? It’s not crowded Social distancing is the way to keep yourself and other people safe from the coronavirus. Well, on a territory of 111m2 Bulgaria is having a population of 7 million people. The capital Sofia is the only city with more than a million inhabitants. Also, Bulgaria became more of a popular destination for travelers in the late years. So the chance to find yourself in a big crowd of tourists is very slim. It’s affordable Many people experienced a job crisis during the last months. But if you still don’t […]
April 25, 2020

Top 5 memorable events that took place in Plovdiv

Plovdiv is nowadays one of the biggest economic, administrative and cultural centers in Bulgaria and also the country’s second-most populous city. Naturally, that makes it a location, where many of the important memorable events of our recent history (that is to say after the mid-19th century) took place. So, in this blog, we are going to tell you about five events in Plovdiv’s recent history, which had a truly huge political, economic or cultural significance. As for the big events in our ancient and medieval history – well, this is a story for another time. The Unification of Bulgaria (1885) We must admit that it was our initial idea to list these events in strictly chronological order. But there was simply no way not to start with the most important event not only in our city’s history but – arguably – in the entire history of modern Bulgaria as well – the Unification of Bulgaria. Thus, the chronological order had to be broken. In a previous blog post, we talked […]