Bulgaria’s second city is the European Capital of Culture for 2019 and is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe. Plovdiv is best known for its romantic old town of colourful 19th-century mansions and cobbled streets lined with shops, galleries and trendy coffee houses. One of the city’s most interesting sites is the Roman amphitheatre, which was discovered after a freak landslide in 1972 and is back in use today for summer plays and concerts.
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