Sunday is a day for recreation and entertainment, and today we will unveil one more favorite spot from Plovdiv, especially in the warmer days and months. Although a bit away from the central city area and perhaps not as popular as Tsar-Simeon's Garden and the Rowing Channel, Lauta Park deserves a visit and even sparing a day for aylyak.
It is located in the northern part of Trakia residential area, south of St. Petersburg Blvd, which is one of the main thoroughfares from the city center to the neighborhood. It borders with the stadium of Lokomotiv club of the same name and is part of the sports complex. From the center, you can easily take a taxi or bus number 44, 9, and from the Central Station - bus number 29 and 18.
The area was inhabited for millennia before the New Age and is known as YassaTepe, prehistoric Neolithic settlement, which has many remains of buildings and household items.
In later reports of 1523, it is said that there was the village of Laut (or Lagud) of the Filibekaza. The origin of the name is also associated with the Lautlievi family, who owned the land, which was then outside the city.
In its present form, the park was not differentiated until 2013, when it was cultivated under various projects and different areas and zones were built.
A large outdoor sports area, an aylyak area with hammocks and barbecues to make a picnic and several playgrounds are just a small part of the benefits of one of the city's largest parks under the hills.
The feeling here is of peace and distance from the urban noise, so it is a perfect option for a weekend getaway without leaving Plovdiv. We leave it to you to find a good company, choose the menu and save a table and barbecue. An urban paradise is a dream option for all residents and visitors of big cities.