Tsanko Lavrenov & Mexican Art Exhibitions


For something completely different, this time-warp 1846 house has displays of 1970s Mexican woodcuts, serigraphs and copies of pre-Columbian art downstairs (a gift to the communist state in 1981), and paintings by local artist Tsanko Lavrenov upstairs.

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1. Hindlian House

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Once owned by merchant Stepan Hindlian, this opulent house was built between 1835 and 1840. It’s full of exquisite period furniture and walls painted with…

2. Balabanov House

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One of Plovdiv's most beautiful Bulgarian National Revival–era mansions, Balabanov House is an enjoyable way to experience old town nostalgia as well as…

4. Apteka

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This museum of pharmacy is set in an 1872 mansion. Sometimes has erratic opening hours.

5. Icon Gallery


This small museum beside the Church of Sveti Konstantin & Elena has a sublime display of icons from the 15th century onwards.

6. Zlatyu Boyadjiev Gallery


Get two famous Bulgarians for the price of one at this tasteful National Revival–era mansion. Seventy-two paintings by Plovdiv native Zlatyu Boyadjiev …

7. Atanas Krastev House


Close to Nebet Tepe hill, this late 18th-century house was the residence of local painter and conservationist Atanas Krastev until his death in 2003…

8. Philippopolis Art Gallery


This small private gallery, attached to Philippopolis restaurant, features exhibitions of 19th- and 20th-century Bulgarian art.