About the House of Science and Technique
The House of Science and Technique is managed by the non-profit association “Scientific and Technical Unions with the House of Science and Technique – Plovdiv”. The association is a non-governmental, non-political organization in which scientific and technical unions are associated, uniting specialists with higher or secondary education from different fields of science and technology. The Association is the successor and continuator of the Plovdiv branch of the Bulgarian Engineering and Architectural Society, which celebrated its centenary this year.
Among the main objectives of the Association are to support the efforts of specialists in various fields of science and technology to create conditions for their creative – professional development and improvement and to assist in raising their social influence and prestige, in particular – by organizing and holding various scientific and technical events: conferences, symposia, seminars, etc.
The House of Science and Technique is located in Plovdiv, at 1 “Gladstone” Str. in the heart of Plovdiv in close proximity to the Tsar-Simeon Garden – one of the favourite places for a stroll for Plovdiv citizens and guests.
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Plovdiv is Bulgaria’s second-largest city, located on the banks of the Maritsa River in the ancient region of Thrace. The city easily combines energizing nightlife with millennia-old ruins. Plovdiv, like Rome, is built on seven hills, but as Europe’s oldest continually inhabited city, it is much older.
Plovdiv is one of Europe’s oldest cities, having a history going back to roughly 6,000 B.C. This old city has Roman remains as well as a beautiful Old Town with timber-framed homes and cobblestone streets.
Plovdiv is now a prosperous city with a relaxed environment and a plethora of architectural structures. It is most known for its picturesque old town, which is filled with colourful and creaking 19th-century homes that have been converted into house museums, galleries, and guesthouses.
Plovdiv’s Old Town is comprised of cobblestone lanes lined with 19th-century residences, most of which are now museums. You can see beautiful Renaissance-era character residences with their handcrafted wooden furnishings and framed windows as you travel through this historical portion of the city.
However, cobblestoned alleyways and National Revival–era nostalgia are only a small portion of the narrative. Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s cosmopolitan second city, has always been close to Sofia, and a term as European Capital of Culture 2019 is certain to give Plovdiv the upper hand.