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The best place to visit a Bulgarian National Revival style home

We visited a few of these homes, but this was the best. The home is tastefully decorated and... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
Blabbott
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Aurora, Illinois
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Only a garden separates (or connects) the Balabanov House with the Hindliyan House, the only... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
saronic
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 822ullap
Reviewed 30 May 2018

It's a dazzlingly beautiful house, perhaps the prettiest of them all in the old city. But, as with the others houses, once you're inside its a case of wander and wonder. Why can't they simply put a little information discreetly on display for poor peasants...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Simon B
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This house is truly eclectic and has a fascinating story behind it - the Armenian merchant who fell in love with India and came back to Plovdiv to live. He built his home with a lot of Indian influence, mixed with touches from all over...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

really enjoyed walking around the beautiful interiors of this 19th century house. great rooms and feel to the place

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank scott1barden
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Wow. Touring this house-museum makes you want to be a merchant in Bulgaria at the time of the revival. Have a quick look at the pictures of the room presentations in this tripadvisor article and you see refinement and elegance everywhere. A must visit in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank carolynrobert
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This house shows how it might have been furnished when it was occupied by its first owners. Interesting that the house had hot and cold running water in the bathroom.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank hrsch
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Hindlian is a beautiful example of a house from the Bulgarian Revival period. As one of the few houses the preservation was quite good, so it's not completely new (as many are). It is the only house with a bathroom, that resembles a Turkish hamam....More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank KarinS3578
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Saw it on a tour and wow! So beautiful, I really advise to pay at the door for a tour if you are not with an organized tour because you are not going to appreciate it otherwise. Hindlian was a baller

Date of experience: August 2017
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