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Ethnographic Museum

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Address: 2 Doctor S.Chomakov str., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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+359 32 624 261
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Visit and see History

This is a chance to see some history of the place as their are local costumes, what metals they worked with, and gives you a sense of why Plovdiv is a city

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paul A
Maldon, United Kingdom
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a chance to see some history of the place as their are local costumes, what metals they worked with, and gives you a sense of why Plovdiv is a city

Thank Paul A
Prievidza, Slovakia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Museum is located in a beautiful Otoman building, with wooden carved ceilings and other details (e.g. doors, lights). It presents a nice preview of traditions, traditional economy, crafts, costumes and furniture in Plovdiv and Rhodopes area, with beautiful or interesting artefacts and old photographs. Legends in English are included, they are very suitable for common visitor, but I missed more... More 

Thank petranak
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool artifacts characterizing different regions' cultures over time in a lovely building. Doable size and enough English to make it worthwhile

Thank S W
Bucharest (Romania)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Etnographic Museum of Plovdiv is situated in a beautiful old house which belonged to a rich Greek merchant, in the Plovdiv old-town. The architecure is original, especially the facade impressed me.The museum has a large collection of objects, only a few can be presented. Exposure is agreeable, uncrowded, and what you see is pleasing; in this museum you can... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What really astonished me was the building itself- absolutely architectural masterpiece from the first half of 19th century! Don't miss it!

Thank Svetlana_Su
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum about history about how life was like in Plovdiv and even Bulgaria in general, you'll then realise that there is more to Plovdiv than you think, it is worth checking out I guess, can't remember entrance fee but on top of this you have to pay if you want to take pictures / filming, I wish I did... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This museum is just next to Nebet Tepe. It's the only ethnographic museum we've visited in Bulgaria so we cannot compare it to others. But the building was beautiful and traditional both outside and inside. The small garden provided us with freshness and shade. It was very pleasant, with its fountain and its flowers. The permanent exhibition inside is nothing... More 

Thank littlececily
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Full of folk 'artifacts', folk costumes and pictures this museum gives you a sense of a rural time and lifestyle lost. It also gives you a clear idea of the prevalence and variety of crafts rural Bulgarian folk undertook. Because it's set in a beautiful old house (there's a wonderful big room upstairs with seating under the window) and because... More 

Thank MPOT
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Its a quite unique building.There is a feeling once you enter the yard and are about to enter the Museum itself - like visiting the Eiffel tower - just puts things in perspective. It is suuuper cheap - entry is like 3 Eur (90 UAH) and there is alot to see.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We walked past this place and it was the beauty of the outside of the building that drew us in. And I'm very glad it did. The inside has a lot of very interesting displays from the Roman time as well as the local history. I wasn't sure what to expect before we got there but I left really glad... More 

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