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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. 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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  • It is a discreet and very affordable Museum (in 2017 - 3 adult lv). It has 3 floors, with typical Bulgarian stays, war and Ottoman clothing, equipment, weapons, etc. From my point of view, highly recommended.
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  • Very nice house in wood. Exceptional front. Very nice interior with antiques explained in English also.
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  • Here, the development of the individual divisions of city environment of Plovdiv is represented in this museum. As a world heritage city (2019) and at the same time the oldest city in the world (approximately 6000 years!) you should make a visit. It is Gebühreneintrittspflichtig.
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  • Worth a visit but amateurish and not professional. Lots of stuff on display but no text or context. Nice building.
  • It is a very nice museum. The building itself is amazing and so is the garden around it. The collection is interesting, several objects that were used in old times in villages, clothes and on the first floor there are rooms furnished as in old times. It is really beautiful. The surroundings is very nice as well. I love old medieval bulgarian architecture. If you are in Plovdiv it is a must to visit there.
  • Great, but could be more exciting for the younger audience. Perhaps some interactivity?
  • 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

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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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