Plovdiv Socialist Architecture Tour

Plovdiv has many faces. And while most of our visitors can’t wait to see the famous Ancient Roman Theatre or the city’s picturesque Old town, this tour is dedicated to Plovdiv’s rich socialist architecture heritage.

The Socialist Architecture Tour is focused on the architectural styles dominating Bulgaria during the 1944-1989 period. Together we will explore some of the most important public buildings in Plovdiv as examples. We will be able to enjoy the monumental art that decorates them and find out more about their functions during the communist era. What was the idea behind them? How do they compare in terms of practicality to older and newer architectural standards?

Throughout the tour, we will relive the metamorphoses of the regime itself through the changes that accrued in architecture. To top it all off, we will head to the Alyosha monument on the top of Bunardzhik tepe to see Plovdiv’s most legendary yet controversial socialist monument accompanied by a stunning view of the entire city.


This tour is currently offered EVERY SATURDAY at 11AM.


We meet in front of the Plovdiv Municipality Building


This is a brand new project that will soon have a fixed price per person. However, to celebrate the launch of this new project our next few tours will be free of charge.

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