House-Museum Hindlian
House-Museum Hindlian
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Travellingdoc
London, UK11,340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Hindliyan house has the best interior and also the. Biggest of the houses with the painted alafranga in most of the upper rooms.

The steam room was also impressive and different to the other house. It also had old furniture.

The 1st living was absolutely huge with lovely rose water fountain aromatising the floor.

This did not have an art gallery inside it closed for lunch between 123-1300. And open Tuesday to Sunday 0930-1800.
Written 14 May 2024
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Dimitar P
Varna, Bulgaria133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Great colours outside, little worn out from the inside. House size and commodities are impresive considering the time of building it.
Written 2 April 2021
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EllValchanova
Sofia, Bulgaria51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visiting Plovdiv and the Old town, one must enter this amazing house-museum and feel, see, smell and hear the old times. Ask for a guide and enjoy the travel in time in this wealthy house.
Written 5 February 2020
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KongHans1
Kristiansand, Norway362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A big mansion. Dont mis the bathroom! And don't forget to use the blue plastic for your shoes:) Save money, buy a 5-visit ticket for the price of 3 single visits.
Written 21 September 2019
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permia
Ireland62,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
A delightful façade of azure with flowery motifs combined with multiple dark wood surround windows is a perfect segue to the interior.

Completed in the second half of the 1830s for the wealthy businessman, it has a plethora of gorgeous rooms with finely ornate ceilings. In the beautiful expansive reception room is a marble fountain.

For winter comfort, numerous grandly decorated fireplaces are to be seen.
Written 23 August 2019
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Sean
Basel, Switzerland519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Probably the best of the revival houses in terms of interest - first running water in the old town, with its own Turkish baths and some interesting murals depicting the merchant owner of the house travels, complete with many original artefacts and furniture that give a real sense of life in old Plovdiv. Highly recommended.
Written 18 July 2019
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StevenKolsteren
Groningen, The Netherlands189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This house of a wealthy merchant is truly an oasis in old Plovdiv town with the cobbled roads and steep climbs. For 5 leva you can enter with protection on your shoes and admire the decorated rooms, the reception area, music rooms etc and especially the Turkish steam bath. In the rooms there are wall paintings of cities painted like a window where you can see through. In the upper hall there is a running fountain originally filed with rose water. It all looks very decadent late 19th century but still fascinating and an indication of the possessions of an ordinary but rich man, well preserved. Like he could arrive any moment from his travels.
Written 11 July 2019
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Blabbott
Aurora, IL684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We visited a few of these homes, but this was the best. The home is tastefully decorated and well-preserved, with bright colors inside and out. A fee is required to take photos with a camera, but photos with a phone are allowed without fee.
Written 24 November 2018
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
Only a garden separates (or connects) the Balabanov House with the Hindliyan House, the only mansion open to the public in old Plovdiv, whose outer walls are painted in blue. Otherwise it looks like a typical Ottoman and Bulgarian Revival style house with the protruding upper floor.

The house was built in the 1830's for the Armenian trader Stepan Hindlyan, who had connections to India, thus his second name, deducted from 'Hindi'. The interior though is very European in its decoration and style. There are typical alcoves to be seen, here called 'Alafranga' (Frankish, thus European style) and also beautifully decorated ceilings. In my view this is the most attractive of all the mansions I have seen here. All the rooms have their own character. A special feature is the marble bathroom, with floor heating and cold and hot running water (quite advanced for its time).
Written 24 June 2018
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Ulla P
Kouvola, Finland269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
If you could only see one room of this house it would definitively be the bathroom. Imagine that at that time hardy any house had anything remotely similar. Marble, running cold and hot water and floor heating.
In general the rooms had beautiful furniture, but you would have got more out of your visit if there had been signs telling about the details of the rooms and their furniture.
Better than Benovolo house.
Written 16 June 2018
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