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“Beautiful old house”

Ethnographic Museum
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$30.43*
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Plovdiv Full Day Tour from Sofia
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$70.59*
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Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Full Day Excursion from Sofia
Ranked #6 of 92 things to do in Plovdiv
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

The Plovdiv ethnographic museum is located in the old town of Plovdiv in one of the grandest and most beautiful house. You cross a delightful little garden and enter in a very big hall. There is a small entrance fee of 5 levas at a reception desk where you can also buy little souvenirs. The interest of the place is not only the exhibits but the house itself because it gives the visitor an opportunity to visit one of the house of the rich merchant who build it and have an idea of their way of life. At the ground floor there is an exhibition of agricultural instruments and, what I found really interesting, of jewelery of this area of the Rhodopes, mainly in silver, some covered with a little gold. The wood staircase of the house is very beautiful and the big room upstairs, which mirrors the big hall downstairs is magnificent, with a very intricate ceiling and beautiful wood benches covered in velvet cushions overlooking the big bow window on the garden. It is fascinating to see the influence of the French fashion at the time on the wealthy bourgeoisie of Plovdiv. "A la Franca" was a way to dress like in Paris (there are two pretty dresses), and also to decorate the house with French style furniture. I am happy we visited this house, it took us to another time and you still feel a presence there, like the old owners are welcoming you.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very informative museum, covering various areas of Bulgaria. Excellent value at 5 lev entry fee. No guide, but all information is in both Bulgarian and English. Very beautiful building in itself, with out all the interesting artifacts inside. If you visit one museum in the old town of Plovdiv, this is the one to see :)

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Near Hisar Kapia Gate on the right and the complex Trimoncium on the right. Somethimes in the summer thaere are concerts in the yard. Very picturesque and really nice place to visit.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

The museum display is pretty drab. When you have seen one ethnographic display, you have seen them all in Bulgaria. However, the building is truly amazing and the biggest in the old town and the best preserved. Wonder round the place and check out the pannelled roofs and just a great well preserved piece of history inside and out. 5 levs for entry.

Thank Craigie
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

There's nothing extraordinary in the museum, but cooperation with National Geographic have made the museum informative. The Kuyumdzhioglu House is a building that you can see Baroque architecture of Bulgaria. There are rooms that you can see life details and techical tools that have been used in Bulgarian country side.

Thank Yücel G
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