Video Promotes Bulgaria's Plovdiv as 2019 European Capital of CultureCulture | May 23, 2015, Saturday // 13:54| views
The renovated musical fountains in Plovidv. Photo: BGNES
A video, which will be broadcasted by more than 30 televisions, advertises the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv as the 2019 European Capital of Culture.
The video has a length of thirty seconds and depicts the citizens of Plovdiv doing arts, sports and their daily activities with some of the city's most popular places featured in the background
Plovdiv was officially designated one of the 2019 European Capitals of Culture, together with the Italian city of Matera, by the EU Culture Ministers on Tuesday.
Plovdiv, which is one of the most ancient cities in Europe and the world, will be the first Bulgarian city to hold the title, having been chosen in competition with Veliko Tarnovo, Varna and Sofia.
The city is actively preparing for hosting the major cultural event, with the recently renovated musical fountains officially unveiled on Friday, daily Dnevnik reports.
The ceremony was attended by Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov and Regional Minister Lilyana Pavlova, who assured that Plovdiv will be allocated up to BGN 3M for public works until the end of the year.
The total cost of the renovation of the musical fountains in the Tsar Simeon garden was more than BGN 11 M, the majority of the funds provided through the Regional Development Operational Programme.
Meanwhile, city-wide celebrations are taking place on Saturday to mark the official designation of Plovdiv as 2019 European Capital of Culture.