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Address: 2 Doctor S.Chomakov str., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 359 32 624 261
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did a two hour walking tour in this old town. had great lunch. great buildings, colorful. some shopping. cobblestone streets. old city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

did a two hour walking tour in this old town. had great lunch. great buildings, colorful. some shopping. cobblestone streets. old city.

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Ramsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A pleasant way to spend an hour in the old town, exhibits have English names, perhaps could do with more information about lifestyles in the different regions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I liked it, but it's a pity they have no recordings of folk music to accompany the interesting looking instruments. I've visited the cultural museum and have no idea what Bulgarian music sounds like.

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Newhall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were fortunate to get to this museum just in time to spend the last hour of the day it was open. I believe it closed at 6pm. It was our first time to see National Revival Style architecture. This home was larger and fancier than what we would see in Koprivshitsa the next day. Inside, there was a fascinating... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

All the craftworking that made Bulgaria in the time. All this in a very charming mansion. Go and Don't miss it.

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Although we were disappointed by the etnographic museum in Sofia, we decided to give the one in Plovdiv a chance as well. It is a nice building, and when you go inside (only 2 leva for students!), you can see different aspects of agriculture, cattle breeding, clothing, musical instruments,... of early days. I would recommand to explore the city itself... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went here to gawk at the exterior of one of the most stunning examples of mid- 19th-century architecture in Plovdiv Old Town. Built in 1847 for Argir Hristov Kuyumdzhiouglu, a wealthy merchant, the 6100-square-foot mansion is officially a Bulgaria cultural monument of national importance. Its facade features a curved bank of windows and a floral motif. The Ethnographic Museum... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I had great expectations, but it's not an incredible museum. It could have more history and more explanations...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The facade of the museum building is very attractive, the inside is a classic but comprehensive and quite well organized folk museum. Strong on the traditional life of Rodopi shepherds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was interesting to see the architecture of the house but the exposition itself is a bit boring unless you are into agriculture.

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