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! That’s why we decided to prepare a list for all the things we can guarantee you will love doing in our city around Christmas time!
The Ice Rink is in the very center of the city, where every winter we organize an ice-skating venue! Be sure to bring your warm clothes and child-like enthusiasm. Rent a pair of ice-skates and have some fun around the historic architecture on our main square. This will cost you 14 leva for around two and a half hours, plus 1 lev for the skates.
Don’t get us wrong – they are beautiful all year round, but if you manage to go there on a clear day after it’s snowed you will love it. Beautiful for taking photos, going on a nice date (not for picnic though) or just admiring the city from a vantage point.
Oh yeah – Kapana. If you’ve not heard about it, where have you been in Plovdiv? It is a pretty new and renovated area in the city center. An area that is gorgeous around Christmas with all the decorations. Ar first it might seem overwhelming. But trust us – just pick one restaurant – preferably inside, or outside next to a heater, have a glass of wine and a nice dinner. Or spend an afternoon with a cup of coffee and a good book!
You know – food and vendors for souvenirs, under the nice Christmas lights and some cheesy music we all love. That’s the atmosphere in the bazaar – the atmosphere everyone needs around Christmas. It’s on the opposite to the ice rink side of the main square.
It is not really in Plovdiv, but trust us on this one. They are worth visiting, especially if you pick a less foggy day. You can view the city from up the mountains, you can visit an old monastery, or just drive until you reach a nice old village and have that fairytale snowy vibe that we all love around Christmas.
And if you want to know more about our traditions around Christmas time, read more here!
Author: Free Plovdiv Tour Guide – Iliya Iliev