Plovdiv will be the European Capital of Culture in 2019
An international jury chose Plovdiv to be the European City of Culture in 2019. Three other Bulgarian cities - Sofia, Varna and Veliko Tarnovo – had also succeded to reach the last stage of the rivalry to become the host of this event. European dimensions and the city and its citizens - these were the two main groups of criteria by which the jury of international and Bulgarian experts had evaluated the applications.
The official nomination of the Capitals of Culture for 2019 by the Council of Ministers of the EU will be in May 2015.