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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 architectural 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.

You can join us with or without reservation. Guaranteed departure. Booking is not mandatory. 

Meeting point: Plovdiv City Hall

Who is this for?

The idea of our free walking tours is to show the city to individual travellers and small groups. If you are an organized group of ten people (10+), please contact us at least 24 hrs in advance, and we will arrange a tailor-made private tour for you. Otherwise, our guides will refuse your participation in the free walking tour.



We believe that everyone has the right to a quality tour, regardless of their budget. At the end of the free tour, you are the ones who can value the service. The only way we keep going every single day is through the donations of our guests. We don’t have any other funding. That’s how we cover all our expenses (incl company service fees for each guest, government taxes, and insurance).



With more than 11 years of experience and thousands of positive reviews, our sightseeing tours have become among the highest-rated activities in Plovdiv, according to TripAdvisor users and other popular online outlets.



We have a team of local, professional, licensed tour guides with extensive training and experience, ready to provide the best possible experience for you while sharing their love for the city.

Tour Reviews

880 ratings
Leanne B
Top Notch City Tour!
Adi was an absolutely phenomenal guide. I went in with very little knowledge about Plovdiv (meaning I knew nothing) and she struck the perfect balance between interesting facts, fun and funny stories, beautiful sights, and useful recommendations. I would suggest this to anyone visiting the area. Thanks again!
Apr 2024
Madeleine C
Excellent Experience
Adi is an amazing guide! She found the perfect balance between relaying facts and stories as well as keeping the mood light and fun! Highly recommend!!
Apr 2024
Clare m
Plovdiv- under rated gem
Amazing destination suitable for a mini city break. So much history, not many places that can offer a fully intact Roman theatre and the remains of a forum. The Kapana District is a must-see with its eclectic wall murals and lovely street cafés.
Feb 2024
Filipe F
Great Tour!!
Very amused and interesting tour with Alexander and many interesting facts about the city. Excellent work guys and many thanks
Jan 2024

What should I know?

Our free walking tours run all year round, no matter the weather conditions (incl weekends, national holidays, Christmas, Easter, etc). You can join us even without a booking! Just show up on the spot! We’ll be there!


Please read more in our FAQ section before you book a tour.

Minimum Attendees

Guaranteed departure. No minimum number of attendees.

Additional Costs

The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

Payment Methods

Cash only.

Tour Details

Every Saturday at 11 AM
Every Saturday at 11 AM ...
Duration: 2h
Languages: English
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