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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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  • An old place. Located in the heart of the city. Usually people a little, you can see everything is calm and considered. Antiques and great collection. Recommend.
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  • The most interesting thing about this museum are photos of the early ' 900 in large central hall. For the rest nothing is truly remarkable. Admission 5 lev, plus another 5 If you want to take some pictures (...).
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  • The Museum is located in the home of a major trader. Passed from hand to hand until the city bought him not. Restored several times. Now a wonderful exhibition of the history of the people. Costumes, tools, Interior. Very interesting!
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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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