Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture, 2019

In our series “Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture, 2019”, Radio Bulgaria presents some of the highlights in the cultural calendar of the first Bulgarian city selected to be a cultural capital of Europe. 

Here you will find intriguing information about the history, the life and the authentic spirit of one of the oldest still-inhabited cities on the continent – Plovdiv. 


Plovdiv 2019 has opened doors to traveling artists from Europe

In the period June 1 to 10 th Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019 has welcomed more than 200 artists and musicians who came to share their art with the guests and residents of the Bulgarian city. Their international meeting in the..

published on 6/8/19 9:20 AM
Balabanov’s house

“Old Plovdiv” marks half a century with a host of celebratory events

One of the emblems of the current European Capital of Culture – Plovdiv, is its preserved old part. Situated on three of the six hills of the city, Old Plovdiv is a place where many ancient and medieval monuments stand side by side. It is also..

published on 4/18/19 10:09 AM
The Kuyumdjiev House

“A la franga” – sign of Plovdiv’s integration into European way of life in the middle of 19th century

As part of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019, the Regional Ethnographic Museum in the city has prepared an interesting exhibition looking back at the times of the National Revival. Guests and residents of the city will be able to enjoy a..

published on 4/17/19 3:35 PM

Mobile application helps tourists with information about landmarks and events in Plovdiv

In the recent years Plovdiv has been attracting various foreign investors who launched their production bases in the city economic zone. As a result, unemployment levels in this Bulgarian region fell significantly. In 2019 the city of Plovdiv..

published on 3/16/19 8:20 AM
The Small Basilica in Plovdiv

Hamlet quote sounds in 32 languages in Plovdiv

“To be or not to be – that is the question” is a quote of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays Hamlet. It will sound in 32 languages in the Small Basilica in Plovdiv on occasion of the International Mother Language Day marked on..

published on 2/21/19 12:35 PM

Plovdiv and Matera preparing joint film festival

Plovdiv and Matera – the two European Capitals of Culture with ancient history, have turned to traditions, looking for similarities between them. But they are also looking forward to getting to know each other through the language of art. When..

published on 2/9/19 10:05 AM

Exhibition takes us to past times and people shrouded in tobacco smoke

An exhibition entitled "Smoke. Stories of Tobacco” is on display in Plovdiv’s “Tobacco Town” and tells about the 150-year-long history of tobacco industry in Bulgaria - from the first nicotine traces in the Ottoman Empire to the artistic images in works..

published on 2/6/19 3:52 PM

Miroslava Katsarova presents IMAGINE project

The song is the shortest music piece which can tell a huge story in several minutes only and let you sink into its depths and perspectives, Miroslava Katsarova said several days before her concert IMAGINE on January 25 at..

published on 1/23/19 10:21 AM

Bulgarian writer Yordan Radichkov wrote about glory of common people

This year Bulgaria marks 90 th anniversary since the birth of Yordan Radichkov (24.10.1929). He was an unsurpassed master of the short story, exceptional playwright and script writer, two times nominated for Nobel Prize in literature...

published on 1/22/19 12:08 PM

Evrika exhibition reveals secrets from world of science in the European Capital of Culture

The children’s educational center Muzeiko presents its latest travelling exhibition Evrika in Plovdiv. The exhibition will remain in this city until the end of 2019, in order to acquaint the residents and guests of the European..

published on 1/20/19 10:15 AM