The CIEES 2023 Conference will take place from 23 November 2023 to 25 November 2023 in the Hotel Urban located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Plovdiv is situated in a fertile region of south-central Bulgaria on the two banks of the Maritsa River. The city has historically developed on seven syenite hills. Plovdiv is the cultural capital of Bulgaria and was the European Capital of Culture in 2019. Throughout history Plovdiv bore different names: Philippopolis, Trimontsium , Ulpia , Plapdiv , Puldin Ploudin , Filibe and others.
Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe – the beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC. In the beginning, the ancient settlement was situated on the natural elevation between Nebet, Taksim and Dzhambaz hills (the Three Hills). In ancient times Thracians inhabited the Three Hills and built a fortified settlement – the largest city in Thrace. In the 4th century BC, Plovdiv was conquered by Phillip of Macedonia. He gave the city one of its many names – Phillipopolis and had it surrounded by thick fortified walls. Later the Thracians regained their power over the city, but after a series of battles in the 1st century AD, it became a part of the Roman Empire.
During the period of the Roman Empire, Plovdiv (at those times – Trimontium) was an important regional center. The city flourished with large-scale construction of buildings, facilities and roads. Numerous well-preserved artifacts had remained from those times, such as cobblestoned streets, fortress walls, buildings, water supply and sewerage systems.
The town hosts theater, dancing and movie festivals, and the numerous archaeological finds of Thracian, Roman and Byzantine times not only recall the glorious past but are successfully combined with the modern architecture of the city. An example of this is the Roman aqueduct, which has become an indispensable part of Komatevsko Shose road; the Amphitheatre was successfully restored and is presently used for performances. The city has several museums – historical, archaeological, ethnographic, and natural science museum, as well as an Art Gallery and a Drama Theatre. One of the most famous landmarks is the architectural complex of the Ancient Plovdiv, where many beautiful houses from the times of the Bulgarian Revival had been preserved and restored. Many of them are inhabited to the present day.
The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and a cultural and economic center of southern Bulgaria.
For more information about Plovdiv, please visit the official website of Plovdiv Municipality and official tourist website of Plovdiv.
For your overnight stay at CIEES 2023 in Plovdiv we arrange the Urban Hotel & Events in which will be held the conference.
Venue: Urban Hotel & Events
Address: 30 Kuklensko Shose Blvd, 4000 Plovdiv, BULGARIA
GPS coordinates: 42°06'37.7"N 24°45'33.3"E