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Ethnographic Museum, Plovdiv

(4.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Plovdiv, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Plovdiv trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Plovdiv has to offer, including Ethnographic Museum.
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  • Its a quite unique building.There is a feeling once you enter the yard and are about to enter the Museum itself - like visiting the Eiffel tower - just puts things in perspective. It is suuuper cheap ...  more »
  • We walked past this place and it was the beauty of the outside of the building that drew us in. And I'm very glad it did. The inside has a lot of very interesting displays from the Roman time as well ...  more »
  • Sorry I didn't have time to tour inside the building in the middle of the tour, but was a nice exterior and garden. I stopped by during the old town tour. It explained Turkey's House into a museum like that.
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  • Authenticity in it's finest form. This house built in the old fashioned very tipical style is a must see in the old town in Plovdiv.
  • To see absolutly, one of the most nice house - and museum - of Plovdiv
  • You've got to see this building, it's absolutely stunning
  • Beautiful little museum with exhibitions about the traditional way of living in Bulgaria, crafts and industries, traditional fashion and jewellery. The most inspiring rooms are upstairs :) also you should try to sniff the big rose bucket!
  • This place was really interesting. The building itself is beautiful and the content inside is striking and intriguing. I believe the best time to go is on a specific day every month where the museums and art galleries in Plovdiv have free entrance. There may have also been a student discount for getting in. There is an additional fee however for taking photographs. Worth a visit as it really does transport you back to the beginnings of the old town of Plovdiv.