Plovdiv in Bulgaria surprised me a lot. I’d never really heard of the city and when I started researching I found out it has got so much to offer. There are Roman ruins, beautiful old traditional houses, view points and… street art!
Plovdiv is a very trendy city with some cool neighbourhoods to explore. Throughout the city you can find works of art, from tiny pieces to massive murals. Just keep your eyes open as you explore it. A lot of pieces were made during the Street Art Fest. It’s become popular and many private owners have asked artists to paint their walls. Because of this you’ll see many impressive, big pieces throughout the city.
One particularly trendy area is the Kapana. It used to be the center of crafts and after some renovations it is now a home to artists and youth. It’s nice to wander through the little streets decorated with flags in search of street art. When you get thirsty there are plenty of bars and cafe’s around for a break. Kapana translates to ‘the trap’. You might like it here and stay!
On your way to Danov Hill, don’t forget to stop by the back of the Drama theater. There are several big murals in the street. The powerful images just jump out at you. But be sure to wander around as you’ll see street art everywhere, on power boxes, schools or rubbish bins. And don’t forget to go to the underpass at the former Turkish baths. If you’re really into it, there are also some street art and graffiti tours to join.
Here’s a sample of the street art in the city!
What are your favourite pieces and places for street art?