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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  • August 15, 2017
    Amazing building , I really liked the garden and the photo booth, however I thought the museum exhibition is rather boring  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 6, 2017
    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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  • June 20, 2017
    Worth a visit but amateurish and not professional. Lots of stuff on display but no text or context. Nice building.
  • April 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 4, 2017
    Great, but could be more exciting for the younger audience. Perhaps some interactivity?
  • March 13, 2017
    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.
  • February 2, 2017
    To see absolutly, one of the most nice house - and museum - of Plovdiv

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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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