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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  • Amazing building , I really liked the garden and the photo booth, however I thought the museum exhibition is rather boring  more »
  • I definitely disagree with all the negative feedbacks written for this museum. We liked it very much: it show you in a simple way, with a lot of pictures, ancient objects and instruments, what were th...  more »
  • The whole House is amazing. Typical construction of the place with a spectacular decorated façade. It's ethnographic museum and contains very interesting pieces.
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  • The museum itself is very facinating with paintings and intriguing architectural design. The exhibits we're also interesting to explore and get a glimpse of what Plovdiv and all of Bulgaria was once like. I greatly appreciate the preservation of folk culture and being able to see it in person was a treat.
  • Loved this museum, mostly for the architecture of the house. You have to pay an extra fee if you want to take photographs inside the house, so be aware of this before you go. They do offer a student discount if you present your student card on the entrance fee.
  • Interesting exhibition and overall an impressive museum. The contrast between a living room of poor people and a guest room of a rich salesman was remarkable. The staff were a bit rude to us which was a pity.
  • A star in Bulgaria. First class exhibits and multi-lingual staff. I highly recommend a visit here
  • Nice museum. Cheap entrance. Beautiful garden. It's a must if you re visiting the old city

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Where to stay in Plovdiv

Plovdiv is packed with budget options, so finding affordable accommodation is easy here. There are a number of mid-range hotels and guesthouses here, or consider staying in one of the city's many hostels to keep costs even lower. Oftentimes these offer shared rooms, communal spaces, and easy access to the city's historical attractions and ancient Roman buildings thanks to their location in the city center. On top of that, staff may be able to give you tips on sightseeing, nightlife, and more around town.
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