With the high temperatures in recent days and the entire month of August ahead of us, hydration is extremely important. For all tourists in the city, we specify that the water in Bulgaria from the taps is potable and completely suitable for drinking, so you do not need to constantly buy bottles from the shops, but you can fill your own. This is, on the one hand, more economical, and on the other hand, it helps to limit plastic waste.
There are over 60 public drinking fountains in Plovdiv, and in the past, in addition to being a water source, they also played a central role in public life. Well, today we don't rely on them to make contacts or find a mate, but we always use them as an option to cool off on hot city days.
The team at the only bilingual digital guide under the hills has marked the most central ones for you to use while strolling along Main Street and the main attractions.
There are five drinking fountains. One is at the entrance from the Central Post Office, next to the fish pond, the other is right next to the Singing Fountains, and then the third is a real jewel with the dancing figurines on top. There is also one at the entrance to Gladstone Street, but it hasn’t worked for years. And, of course, one - specially adapted for the little ones on the playground with the big slide.
Opposite the stairs of Kamenitza
Just opposite the popular Together sign, you can also stop and rest for a moment, as well as fill your bottle for the next section.
Above Dzhumaya Square
In close proximity to the garden and to one of the entrances to Old Plovdiv. Before that, the place was also quite popular for meetings.
The Rhyton next to Hali shopping center
At the bottom of Main Street, this is the only opportunity to refresh yourself and quench your thirst. And if you’re hungry, don’t miss to try a favorite Plovdiv classic across the street – the delicious pirogi with marmalade.
In Kapana next to the Yadroto stage
The only water facility in the creative district is a good alternative if you have your own bottle and don't feel like just ordering water from one of the many establishments.
Photo: Dimitra Lefterova
Old Plovdiv is one of the most visited sights in the city under the hills and hundreds of guests pass through the cobbled streets every day to catch the panorama and sunset from the hill, or to visit the numerous museums and galleries. It is not as crowded with restaurants and shops as the central part, so make sure you have something to fill with water on the way. The places where you can do this are: Ethnographic Museum (Kyuumdzhieva house), in the courtyard of the church of St. St. Konstantin and Elena, Balabanova House.
For long walks, it is good to bring an umbrella/hat and sun protection. And if possible, avoid the hours between 1 pm and 6 pm, at least until the end of August.