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Dzhumaya Mosque

Dzhumaya Mosque – It is a central Muslim temple in the city. It was built in the time of sultan Murad II (1421 – 1451) on the place of a destroyed church devoted to Saint Petka Tarnovska. It is one of the oldest Ottoman religious constructions on the Balkans. The building is performed in the  Continue reading »

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The Temple “Saints Constantine and Helena”

At the end of the antique age there was an early Christian sanctuary on this place. At first, it was devoted to Severian and Memnos who died for the faith, together with 38 martyrs from Plovdiv. They were killed in the time of the Emperor, Diocletian. It is situated in the Antique Plovdiv, 24 Saborna  Continue reading »

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Union Square

Union Square – The Union Monument is located there. It was built in 1885 by the sculptor Velichko Minekov. It is 12 metres high. The figure of a young woman personifies the union of Bulgaria, while the bird, with its wings spread out, symbolizes the people’s efforts to achieve unity and freedom for the two  Continue reading »

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Museum of the Unification

The Union Museum – The museum exposition ” Union of Bulgaria, 1885″ is placed in the close proximity of the Union Square. It is situated in the building that served the Regional meeting of Eastern Rumelia (an autonomous province of the Ottoman Empire). The building housed the National Library of Plovdiv after the Union of  Continue reading »