In an article some time ago we told you about Kapana the way that most of us can't remember it. The neighborhood of craftsmen and merchants, in which from morning till night there was a bustle in front of the shops and the buyers were often more than the goods! The space, surrounded by several streets, where instead of colorful lights and noise after dark, there was a stench of manure carried by all who arrived for the market days.
It got its name in the 15th century, when two narrow markets, surrounded on all sides by shops and called Un Kapan and Buyuk Kapan, named the place. In 1981, a group of designers and architects presented a project for its renovation for the first time. It aimed to turn it into a multifunctional place and at the same time to preserve its authentic spirit, and in 2013 began its formation in the form in which we are used to enjoying it today.
At the moment we can hardly imagine it in detail, so our team has selected for you 10 old shots, which the State Archives of Plovdiv shared on their Facebook page: