Situated on the Maritsa River, Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria. Older than Rome, Athens, Carthage or Constantinople, it is almost a contemporary of Troy. Set upon ancient crossroads, the city has hints of both East and West civilizations that add spice to her people and stimulate a unique cultural identity. Look closely around the city to see glimpses of Thracian, Macedonian, Byzantium, and Ottoman influences. Visitors take days to wander around the towns many parks, gardens, museums and historical monuments. The Ancient Theatre (which is a Roman theatre), is one of the most remarkable sites and maybe while you

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