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Greek Consulate

Plovdiv, 10 “Preslav” str.

Tel.:  +359 32 632 003

Turkish Consulate

Plovdiv, 10 “Philip of Macedonia” str.

Tel.:  +359 32 632 309

Honorary Consulate of Italy in Plovdiv

Plovdiv, 42 “Alexander Battenberg” str.

Tel.:  +359 32 639 908

E-mail: consolato.plovdiv @ ambitaliasofia.org

Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Plovdiv

Dimitar Georgiev – Honorary Consul

Plovdiv , 8 “Tsar Kaloyan” str., 4 fl.

Tel / Fax:  +359 32 655311, +359 32 655 312

E-mail: office@consulukr-plovdiv.bg

Web: www.consulukr-plovdiv.bg

Honorary Consul of Germany in Plovdiv

Dr. Mariana Cholakova

Plovdiv, 7 “Saborna” str.

Tel. / Fax:  +359 32 650 454

E-mail: plovdiv@hk-diplo.de

Web: www.honorarkonsulin-plovdiv.bg

32 “Kuklensko shose” Bld.

Tel.  +359 32 606 231, 606 285

Fax  +359 32 606 142, 606 185

Web: www.customs.bg

Plovdiv 4000

Square “Central” № 1

Tel. :  +359 32 276 201

Working Hours: Mon-Fri,  07:00h. to 19:00h., Sat: 07:00h. to 19:00h.

Unionbank

032 / / 27 04 04

070012200 Infocenter

service@unionbank.bg, www.unionbank.bg

Procreditbank

032/90 40 88

contact@procreditbank.bg, www.procreditbank.bg

Expressbank

032/656 656

sgeb.contact @ socgen.com, www.sgeb.bg

Allianz – Bulgaria

032/646 804

plovdiv@bank.allianz.bg, www.bank.allianz.bg

Alpha Bank

032/65 57 42

www.alphabank.bg

BULGARIAN – American Bank

032/90 17 40 44

pr@bacb.bg, www.bacb.bg

DSK

032/63 16 97

rk1501@dskbank.bg, www.dskbank.bg

Emporikibank

032/27 96 00

office.plovdiv @ emporiki.bg, www.emporiki.bg

INTERNATIONAL Asetbank

032/26 65 96

plovdiv@iabank.bg, www.iabank.bg

Corporate Commercial Bank

032/94 58 10

Plovdiv.skolarova @ corpbank.bg, www.corpbank.bg

Bulgarian Development Bank – representation without banking services

032/96 98 85

office@bdbank.bg, www.nasbank.bg

Municipal Bank

032/62 80 32 600-122

www.municipalbank.bg

Pireosbank

+359 32/234 203

www.piraeusbank.bg

Postbank

+359 800 18 000

655900

www.postbank.bg

Fibank-First Investment Bank

+359 800 11 011

+359 32/270 550

call@fibank.bg, www.fibank.bg

Raiffeisenbank

+359 32/26 19 16

www.rbb.bg

Economic and Investment Bank – Your Bank

+359 32/62 06 11

Plovdiv@cibank.bg, www.cibank.bg

Tokudabank

+359 32/631 414

plovdiv.office @ tcebank.com, www.tokudabank.bg

Commercial Bank – Bank D

+359 32/51 09 81

www.dbank.bg

UniCredit Bulbank

+359 32/656 020

www.unicreditbulbank.bg

Central Cooperative Bank

+359 32/654 950

www.ccbank.bg

Exchange bureaus

Stefan Stoimenov – ET

+359 32/262 999

Prestige-3

+359 32/960 665

ALPHA – 90

+359 32/631 274

58 Leader

+359 32/626 333

The official currency in Bulgaria is BG lev. BNB’s exchange rate (ER) towards Euro is 1 euro = 1.95583 lev. The rate vary in different banks in a range between  1.94 to 1.95 lev for 1 Euro. The ER of the dollar, Swiss franc, British pound and other currencies vary according to the BNB fixings of the day. It is recommended that foreign currency exchange is done in a bank or in a hotel. Payments are made mainly in cash. Credit cards are accepted at hotels, supermarkets and petrol stations. Traveler’s checks are accepted at banks and high category hotels.

There are 3 bus stations in the city:

Bus station “South”- mainly for buses travelling to and from Sofia, Burgas and Varna and south of Plovdiv.

Address: 47, Hristo Botev Blvd

Main office – 032/626 937

Company Medilin – 032/632 095

Company “Metro” / directions Istanbul, Bursa and Prague / – 032/626 916

From the bus station to the city center you can take bus № 7, 20 and 26 or you can walk for about 20 minutes on one of the city’s famous streets “Ivan Vazov” – popular with its shoe shops, which is close to the bus station and the city center.

www.hebrosbus.com

Bus station “Rodopi”

Address: Blvd Macedonia № 1 , 032/657828.

The bus station serves 38 destinations to administrative centers and to alpine places. It is situated right next to the Central Railway Station and to the hypermarket ‘Billa-2′. From the bus station to the city center you can take bus № 1 and 27 or trolleybus № 3. If you want to walk you have to go to the underground passage, which connects the bus station “Rodopi” and the Central

Railway Station.

www.hebrosbus.com

Bus station “North”

Address: Dimitar Stambolov № 2 , 032/953 705

Bus station “North” serves 40 destinations to and from settlements north of Plovdiv. The station is located in the northern part of the city, away from the city center. Use bus № 99 or taxi.

www.hebrosbus.com

Travel by train

Central Railway Station of Plovdiv is situated near the center on 46, Hristo Botev Blvd. From the station to downtown is about 15 minutes walking along “Ivan Vazov” street. You can also take a taxi or bus № 7, 20 or 26.

www.razpisanie.bdz.bg

www.bgrazpisanie.com

Public Transport

The timetable of the public transportation may be found online on this link: http://transport.plovdiv.bg/desktop/

Taxis in Plovdiv are always painted in yellow. There are taxi ranks in front of the hotels, railway station and bus stations and at some main points in the city, but you can also stop a taxi on the street or via phone and get a discount. Prices are about 0.60 BGN levs per kilometer, no initial fee. Before using a taxi, make sure that prices are correctly displayed. Recommended taxi numbers: 6665, 9199, 6106, 6142.

You can rent a car if you are over 20 years old and you have valid personal documents. Rental rate ranges from 30 to 90 levs per day, depending on the car. You have to pay a deposit between 100 and 200 levs. If you rent a car for a period longer than 3 days, you get a discount.

Tani 97 Rent-a-car

Address: Brezovska № 31

Tel.: 032/969666

www.tany97.com

Niki rent-a-car

Address: Russian № 77

Tel: 032/621666

www.nikicar.com / ofis_plovdiv.php

Emergency aid – 150

National phone sistem – 112

Fire Department – 160

Police – 166

КАТ – 165

EVN – 07001 0007

Phone inquiries – 11 800

Road Condition Information – 0700 13020

Clinic “Medicus Alfa” – 21, Veliko tarnovo str.; +359 32 634 463; +359 32 624 881; +359 889 715 745

Hospital “Kaspela” – 34 Sofia str.; +359 32 645 997; +359 32 645 576; +359 32 645 581

Clinic “Medline”- 37 Philip Makedonski Str.5 Floor; +359 32 990 699; +359 32 656 600

Clinic “Toraks” – 5 D.Tsonchev Str.; +359 32 621 620

Мedical center ” Philippopolis” – 9 Vasil Aprilov Bul.; +359 32 644 146

Dental Center – 15 A Vasil Aprilov Str.; +359 32 264 277

Dental Center – 1 Bratia Pulievi str.; +359 32 262 862

Pediatric Dentistry Polivalent – 27 Zlatyu Boyadjiev Str.; +359 32 944 007; +359 888 239 183

medical Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine – 18 Vladivostok Str.; +359 32 644 049

January 1- New Year’s Day

March 3 – National Holiday (Bulgaria’s Liberation from the Ottoman Empire)

May 1 – Labour and International Worker’s Solidarity Day

May 6 – St. George’s Day, and the Bulgarian Army’s Day

May 24 – Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature

May 25 – Not present day for bulgarian schools

6 September – Unification Day of Bulgaria

22 September – Independence Day

1 November – Day of the Bulgarian Enlighteners (Holiday for all educational institutions)

24 December – Christmas Eve

25, 26 December- Christmas Days

Easter Holidays – 4 days /Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Monday/ according to the Orthodox calendar of the year

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