Free admission to House-museum Klianti
With Plovdiv City Card you get free admission to House-museum Klianti!
- The voucher can be used only once.
- The voucher can be used by people who have the Adult or Adult & Child City Card.
- Please, make sure that this location is not closed to visitors because of scheduled events or unexpected weather conditions.
Klianti House is situated in the Ancient Plovdiv architectural and historic reserve. The Klianti House is home to notable mural paintings and polychrome ceilings that make it one of the most beautiful in the reserve (arguably, the most beautiful).
The construction of this residential building began in the middle of the 18th c. It is an asymmetrical house with two floors, and has undergone several refurbishments in the 19th century. Today, 2/3 of its original house have been preserved, even though it has changed its owners several times in the past.
Since 1949 Klianti House has been declared a monument of culture, and in 1995 it was listed as a property of national significance.
Of all the Revival period houses in Plovdiv, Klianti House is the oldest and features enthralling interior decoration and unique architecture. The covered yard on the ground level, built during the first construction period, is impressive. In the room to the northeast the hearth, the shed for the hearth, the window seat and the closets were refurbished. The first floor consists of three rooms and of a spacious hayet with many windows. At the level of the hayet there is also a storage room. It is named himala (meaning "low" in Greek).
From the hayet up, an access stairway made of timber reaches the two main rooms on the first floor. The ornamentation and decoration on the walls in these two rooms is extremely rich and is matched with preserved wooden elements. The mural paintings are polychrome and include plant ornamentation, bouquets and vases with flowers. The wooden ceilings are adorned with different decorative ornaments, the enclosed wooden recesses (musandras) are painted with bouquets of roses. The doors are also richly decorated. On both sides of the alafranga in one of the rooms, unique landscapes from Vienna and Constantinople, and the year 1817 were treated and restored.