Ethnographic Museum, Plovdiv

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Discover the traditional culture of Plovdiv and the surrounding region at Ethnographic Museum. The colorful exterior is a typical example of Baroque architecture in Bulgaria. The museum houses more than 40,000 artifacts, including copper utensils, pottery, ancient weapons, shepherds' wood carvings, ritual objects, musical instruments, woolen embroidery, and traditional folk costumes. The museum houses a scholarly archive, library, and photo archive. Learn what life in Plovdiv looked like at the beginning of the 20th century from old black-and-white photographs. The fine-art collection features more than 100 valuable paintings, icons, statuettes, wood carvings, and metal figures. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ethnographic Museum and many more Plovdiv attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Plovdiv trip itinerary planner.
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  • It's not worth seeing, too, but be sure to explore the old Plovdiv homes for you in any case, you'll be near this museum. While not in a short time to find out if you already have it.
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  • Nice sample city ... very interesting House ... worth the read. ... of course the staff doesn't speak English ... as the more besides whether to walk you to the restaurant .... Because that is not spent to the air above for photos .... prosbalan us ... milisan us very shocking. ... I recommend .... It was amazing!!!! Exorgistikan well when EIPA that elliniko Spiti .... Ypostirixan that the boylgaros was that kougioumtzoglou with the pressure of the Church done christianos with Greek name ... ... The Filippoypoli is a beautiful city .... the level and the conduct of the world yet ... with Kalamata in many many cases ... ... It is not ready to become cultural capital ...
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  • great staff very friendly helped me with information on the place and with buying some folk music and details about archaeology in the area. Good exhibits and the building interior is charming.  more »
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  • A very nice museum housed in a former goldsmith's house. The house itself is as much on display as the artifacts. The house and all its contents date from the Bulgarian revival period in the 1800s. The artifacts showcase the guilds and regional clothing. It's worth a visit. There is a separate charge of 6 leva if you want to take photos inside the house. The courtyard in front of the house is a lovely place to sit and rest, even if you don't go inside the house.
  • Given the relative contempt Bulgaria has for its history ( and here I speak of action, and not national spirit, which is found in abundance) I had low expectations of the museum. However, I was amazed by the quality of the building, and the exhibitions held within. A real gem of a place done (almost) right. Highly knowledgeable staff, and a truly beautiful place. I say almost right, since the exhibits could do with some form of contextual information which is sadly lacking. There is a book for sale at the payment desk which I hope will fill in some of the blanks for me. Can I give this place 6 stars?
  • It’s really intersting place in the plovdiv old city, this musium has unique exterior, so attarctive to visitors but in the other hand, reception of musium showed the typical behavior of undeveloped country, for their own convience they asked guests to prepare exact change or stop by somewhere for withdrawing the money!! It’s paniced~~~
  • A very nice museum; the building is beautiful from outside but also from the inside. Good value price -quality. I really enjoyed visiting it.
  • To see absolutly, one of the most nice house - and museum - of Plovdiv. It's the house of Arguir Koumdjioglou and is from 1847.
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