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Archeological Museum

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Address: Saedinenie - Platz Nr. 1, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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The museum is small, and could hardly be called "world class", but it does give a very good overview of local human presence since the neolithic until the medieval ages - quite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is small, and could hardly be called "world class", but it does give a very good overview of local human presence since the neolithic until the medieval ages - quite interesting, if you want to put your trip in perspective ;) Personal favourite was the intricately crafted Thracian-Roman silver mask helmet, which returned to the museum fairly recently... More 

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of the richest archaeological museums in the country. There are collections with prehistoric to medieval artifacts. It's modern and interesting with good explanations.

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Girona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went there encouraged by other Tripadvisor reviews, and it is definitely worth a visit - it is very small (only 5-6 rooms) but it has very interesting pieces from the Plovdiv past. Must see.

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Thank ArnauGirona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great collection. Its a walk thru time as to how mankind has evolved from prehistoric to modern age. Its only when the new becomes the old and obsolete that eventually redeem their value several hundred years ahead.

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Thank Daniel A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Another museum that has a STUPID no photo policy. I walked a considerable distance from my hotel to see it, as I had been told it is a world class museum. Well, it is. But, you will have to take my word for it, since I could not take any pictures. Plovdiv will be the European Capital of Culture in... More 

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Thank antonvanold
Victoria BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Spent an hour here enjoying the Thracian, Greek and Roman inspired artifacts. They have some pretty amazing things including some gold goblets and plates and a beautiful silver and iron death mask that was stolen, but found elsewhere in Europe and returned to the museum last year. Visiting really helped me understand the layers of civilization under my feet.

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Thank Westcanada
Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Located just on the end of the main pedestrian street when you go from city center to the river direction. Just before river, left side. Not very big exposition around 10 rooms, but very interesting. Lot of gold showpieces. Ticket price 4.-BGN in September 2016 (around 2.-EUR). Perfect place for 1...2h during the rain ;-)

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Not as extensive as the archaeological museum in Sofia, but a nice place to visit. Exhibits are well marked and informative.

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Thank suffrock
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

One good location to find interesting information about our ancestors. Very nice, very detailed museum. Impressive collection from all historical times. It worth to visit! It is only 5 leva. Bad that they had no English translator.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is one of the best museums of its type that I've encountered in my travels. It is logically laid out, painting a chronological history of the area of Plovdiv. The artifacts are interesting and the signage is professionally done, with excellent translations into English. Do not miss the mosaics!

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