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Ethnographic Museum, Plovdiv
(4.5/5 based on 170+ 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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  • We disided to go on a museum towr, we never told that there are so many museums around in Plovdiv! Very old and well maintained, we are really proud walk around so much history! And u corse keeps our ...  more »
  • What better way to learn about a culture of a certain place than to visit an ethnographic museum? Coupled with a lovely garden which regularly plays host to an array of exhibition adds to the experien...  more »
  • Is the second largest Museum of its kind in Bulgaria. Who has an interest in knowing what life was like during that time can visit the ethnographic museum, which is in one of those houses, was founded in 1917 and features more than 40000 historical artifacts. Pity it was closed when we were there, only visited by outside.
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  • 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!
  • Amazing authentic house with interesting expositions.
  • The staff knows what they are doing and talking about
  • 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.
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