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Balabanov House

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Impressive architecture and structure

Impressive architecture and structure. Colorful. Typical pattern wherein the upper floors are... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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This house can give you a sense of what life might have been like at the turn of the century. It is... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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Konstantin Stoilov St. 57, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
+359 32 627 082
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I wanted to visit one of the so called revival houses. You walk in and visit the upstairs rooms which are indeed grand but unless you are particularly interested probs ly not worth the entrance fee but this is a good example of how the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jase43ukchelms
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Impressive architecture and structure. Colorful. Typical pattern wherein the upper floors are large, presumably for lower taxes. Recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank packcal
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This house can give you a sense of what life might have been like at the turn of the century. It is currently used as a museum/cultural center and not completely furnished as to how a family would live. I had to ask a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is most tastefully restored and beautiful. The furnishings have been replicated honestly and the carved ceilings are exquisite. ell worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 11,122,014
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Of all the mansions open to the public in old Plovdiv four are included in the 'Combined Ticket': Hindliyan, Nedkovich, Stambolyan and Balabanov. From the point of view of architecture they all belong to the 19th century Bulgarian Revival style, but in fact they are...More

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

This house is full of interesting and beautiful furniture. But the same kind of furniture you may also find in the Hindiyan house, which has one big advantage, the marble bathroom! Both these locations are also missing the same thing; no signs telling about the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 822ullap
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I toured 6 of the houses in old Plovdiv and this one was the best restored and furnished. It has a nice garden as well. If you visit one house while you’re in Plovdiv I would pick this one. If you plan to visit multiple...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Over60Countries
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This gorgeous house, like most of the others in this part of the city, is lovely to look at but it annoys me that you can learn so little, unless you're already an expert. There are treasures to marvel at for sure, but a little...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Simon B
Reviewed 13 February 2018

this place was next to our hostel, we passed it several times but didnt have a chance to look inside.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank yane16
Juliana Y, Manager at Balabanov House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Don't miss it next time! One of the most impressive highlights of the Old Plovdiv!

Reviewed 8 December 2017

The house of an early wealthy merchant who made his fortune selling salt and pepper. I didn't get to see the inside but the outside is in excellent condition.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sam L
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