Venue: University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski", Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia, with a city population of 346,893 and 675,000 in the greater metropolitan area. Plovdiv is the culture capital of Bulgaria. It is an important economic, transport, cultural, and educational center. There is evidence of habitation in Plovdiv dating back to the 6th millennium BC, when the first Neolithic settlements were established. It has been considered to be one of the oldest alive cities in the world.
A contemporary of Troy, Plovdiv is a city upon layers of cities and an epoch upon layers of epochs. Plovdiv is all in one: a Thracian and classical Greek polis, the pride of Philip of Macedon, the capital of Thrace under the Roman Empire, a centre of Byzantinism, a stronghold of the Bulgarians and a dream of the crusaders. Plovdiv is a Bulgarian capital of culture and it was also a European Capital of culture in 2019. Culture lovers can enjoy magnificent presentations with unique Bulgarian folk music and dances; opera performances, sitting in authentic Roman amphitheater; watching the craftsmen in their workshops, placed in 19 century picturesque part of the city; visiting museums and galleries; etc.
LocationBoulevard "Bulgaria" 236
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