Bucharest to Plovdiv

This monument-filled city has been inhabited for 8000 years.

From BucharestBeauty and the Beast

First mentioned in 1459, Bucharest gained notoriety as the home of Vlad the Impaler. In the following centuries, the city experienced periods of both development and decline, which has left it with a distinctive blends of gorgeous historic buildings and not-so-gorgeous Communist-era constructions. Most notable is the Palace of Parliament, a Communist dictator’s megalomanic monument, and the world’s second largest administrative building after the Pentagon. With a volume of 2,550,000 cubic metres, and weighing in at 4,098,500,000 kilograms, it’s also the world’s heaviest building, and the most expensive, using the same amount of power as a small city even though 70% of the building is empty. In the Old Town, you can admire the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings that had earned Bucharest the nickname ‘The Paris of the East’, 17th- and 18th-century Orthodox churches, and even the remains of Vlad the Impaler’s 15th century citadel.

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Basarbovo monastery

Rock Around the Clock

Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

A Complex Secret

The Ancient Town of Nicopolis ad Istrum

Victory Endures

Veliko Tarnovo

The City of Tsars

Assen's Fortress

Vertiginous Views

Bachkovo monastery

Painting the Past

To Plovdiv Europe's Oldest City

Continuously inhabited since 6000 BC, the ancient city of Plovdiv is a living record of Bulgaria's history. Here visitors can see remnants of Roman rule in an archaeological complex containing possibly the best-known antiquity in Bulgaria - the ancient theatre. Other eras are being represented as well through the gorgeous churches, cathedrals, synagogues, and mosques which each tell a tale of the different stages of Plovdiv's history, while the striking architecture of the old town comes from the Bulgarian national revival.

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