The Ancient Plovdiv is the oldest core of present Plovdiv. It is situated on the three “tepes” (hills) - Nebet Tepe, Dzhambaz Tepe and Taxim Tepe that appeared to be a natural shelter in numerous threats throughout the centuries. In 1956 the old town region on the Three Hills was declared an architectural and historical preserve area, called The Ancient Plovdiv (more popularly known as The Old Town).
The Old Plovdiv area was randomly built, having no initial municipal planning. The houses, touching eaves and bay windows on the opposite sides looking almost into each other, were built right on the sidewalk. The single amalgamating requirement when building a house here was - style!
Feel the exuberant freedom and artistic creativity of that old part - all those fantastic picturesque views, different and equally enchanting, that could be seen at any corner of the Old Town.
The hill streets of Plovdiv are steep, with abrupt turns and sharp bends. It is a place well preserved and still attractive both to visitors and locals – an authentic, incredibly quiet and calm “island of beauty” in the otherwise busy town.