Neolithic Dwellings Museum
Neolithic Dwellings Museum
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Manuela D
Sofia, Bulgaria58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Business
The Neolithic Dwellings Museum in Stara Zagora displays finds that are extremely important for the history of mankind. It exhibits the two best-preserved Neolithic dwellings in Europe that date back to the 6th millennium BC, which also happen to be one of the first two-level buildings in SE-Europe.
The exhibition itself isn't exactly imposing or mind-blowing as it is rather small, but to be in the presence of a structure that is 8000 years old is in a way intimidating and to see with your own eyes what humankind was capable of is certainly an eyeopener.
Written September 26, 2015
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Zhoro1
Plovdiv, Bulgaria45 contributions
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May 2018 • Couples
You would not have heard about but, but this is documented as the oldest human settlement in Europe BY FAR. It contains the remains of a two-storey house some 8000 YEARS OLD! It has been housed in a wonderfully well-designed museum tucked behind the Stara Zagora hospital and across the road from the gypsy getto. The curators blocked the attempts of the Sofia bigwigs to have the valuable find carted lock, stock and barrel to the capital. To spite them the Ministry of Culture in Sofia is refusing to apply for the inclusion of the Neolithic Dwelling in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Steal, borrow and beg to see this unique site.
Written May 11, 2018
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Michael S
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a small museum built over and around an early neolithic dwelling, which is well preserved and depicted. There are also show cases of with other artifacts from different ages. If you contact the stara zagora museum they can arrange for a guided tour of not only this beautiful but small museum but also other historical sites in the town of stara zagora. Having a well verse guide brings many archaeological sites and artifacts to life. Most guides speak English but there are also guides that speak german, french and spanish amongst other languages.
Written November 20, 2019
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DoctorJoeE
North Caldwell, NJ464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
First of all, the museum is NOT easy to find. It's a low building, hidden behind a large hospital. Most locals don't even know it exists, let alone where it is, and our GPS had a hard time finding it (though it eventually did). They had to build the building at the site of the dwelling -- I get that -- but they could provide much better signage to guide you to it. When you first enter the town, there is one sign -- and then nothing else until you are very close. Once you find the parking lot, you have to find a way into the building (which isn't obvious either). A bearded gentleman who speaks not a word of English will let you in, charge you 10 Lev, and wordlessly point out the important components of the dwelling with a laser pointer. A sign says "no photos", but it's not enforced. Then he'll take you downstairs to see a small collection of pottery and other artifacts from the site.

I'm not sure this can be called a "must-see", unless you're an archaeologist, or have a special interest in the neolithic period -- but it is historically important, and there's nothing else like it anywhere else -- and it's pretty much the only reason to visit Stara Zagora. Just be prepared to spend a little time finding it.
Written July 4, 2018
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Nikolai N
Sofia, Bulgaria2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
It is a well preserved proof that 8000 years ago there was some kind of a town here, near to a copper mine, also there is a great collection of art from the time
Written July 8, 2016
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Gergana A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was the most interesting house I have seen. It is old and made of mud, yet one can experience how people from the Neolithic age lived.
Written June 3, 2023
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thetravelbug2022
Stara Zagora54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Visited a while ago, free parking, easy to find. Small museum with a leaflet in English but not much detail. Only takes 15 minutes to look around. Was about 6 levs to get in I think.
Written October 31, 2019
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Stephania T
Sofia, Bulgaria58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
There are the remains of a very old house found at the place. Yet you need the guy from the tickets desk to tell you the whole story and what they found, and all the piquant stuff. The interest thing is that below can be seen layers of even older houses in the probe they took from the sight.
Written July 22, 2018
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BaghdadSuzanne
Brussels, Belgium286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
I finally got here and wow, it was so worth it. The site is unique, everything is original and in situ, so fascinating and the most complete example of a Neolithic dwelling that I have ever seen. There is also a small but very enticing collection of objects found at the site in a downstairs room. The man who let me in was very knowledgeable and patient, even though he didn't speak a word of English, and carefully pointed out with a light all the important aspects of the site.
Written May 3, 2018
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David L
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
What other location can you visit, where you will see the earliest preserved human dwellings in Europe? I have brought many foreigners here and they all are amazed.
Written October 5, 2017
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