Zlatograd is a small town in the Rhodope Mountains located just 2 km away from the Greek border and 60 km southeast of Smolyan.
Zlatograd Ethnographic Areal Complex lies in the heart of the town. It is an open-air museum which is also part of the everyday life of local people. The complex comprises an ethnographic museum, workshops and an exhibition of water equipment. All of the workshops are functioning and the visitors can see skilled masters who craft different objects offered for sale there – there are tailor’s shop, braid shop /the braids are woolen cords used for the decoration of clothes/, saddle-making shop, cutler’s shop, goldsmith, brazier’s shop, wood-carvers, pottery shop and weaver’s shop. One of the attractions of the complex is the three pieces of water equipment that still work even today: the tucking-mill, the fulling-mill, and the water-mill. Many Bulgarian holidays and customs are celebrated in a traditional style at the ethnographic complex. There are many hotels in Zlatograd due to the fact that the town is a popular tourist destination. Accommodation is also available in the ethnographic complex itself – in an old house with authentic atmosphere from the Bulgarian Revival Period.

Accommodation in Zlatograd

Additional Information

Opening hours of the sites in the complex:
9 am – 5 pm
closed on Tuesdays
Adults – BGN 2
Students and Senior citizens – BGN 1There are no admission fees to the workshops.Lectures about the whole complex are available at the Ethnographic Museum – BGN 20 per group.