Plovdiv is the first Bulgarian city chosen to be European Capital of Culture.
In 2019, twenty years after the city was a host of the Month of Culture in 1999, it will celebrate the most prestigious cultural initiative of the European Union.
European Capital of Culture is a unique project for Bulgaria, which provides new opportunities for the development of the potential of the city and new international visibility and perspective of the Bulgarian culture as a whole.
The programme of Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019 includes also activities and events in the South Central Region of Bulgaria.
Matera, the beautiful city in Italy, is the twin-capital, together with Plovdiv, which has been chosen for European Capital of Culture for 2019. The two cities collaborate actively and have common projects and initiatives. For 2019 Matera also represents the region of Basilicata.
For our tours from Sofia to Plovdiv please have a look at our One Day Tour from Sofia to Plovdiv.