Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019
Plovdiv is the first Bulgarian city chosen to be European Capital of Culture. In 2019, twenty years after the city was a host of the Month of Culture in 1999, it will celebrate the most prestigious cultural initiative of the European Union.
European Capital of Culture is a unique project for Bulgaria which provides new opportunities for the development of the potential of the city and new international visibility and perspective of the Bulgarian culture as a whole. The programme of Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019 includes also activities and events in the South Central Region of Bulgaria.
Matera, the beautiful city in Italy, is the twin-capital, together with Plovdiv, which has been chosen for European Capital
The two cities collaborate actively and have common projects and initiatives. For 2019 Matera also represents the region of Basilicata.