This remarkable Revival home was built in 1863 entirely in the style of European classicism. But some foreign scholars not unreasonably resemble the building with an Italian palazzo of the Renaissance era. Its owner is the famous merchant and Revival public figure Nikola Nedkovic. He lived with his wife and daughter in the beautiful jewel under HissarKapia. The courtyard complex was a place for gossip, the most popular place for social talks in the Old Plovdiv. There, many famous people gathered for sweet talk. As Ivan Vazov, for example, who preferred to drink coffee while watching the life and the ladies on the cobblestone. There, in the yard, the parents of Elisaveta Bagryana met.
The magnificent house features the richest outdoor ornate decoration in the reserve. This is one of the few houses where the original family objects are stored. The facade of the house is richly decorated with a solemn four-column portico with round arches. Paintings are painted on each of the windows. On one of the outer columns, there is a medallion, on which is depicted the overall vision of the house, which is also a document of authenticity. The key from the outside gate of the Nedkovic House is a true work of forge and ironmongery. It goes together with the home built in 1863 and is the only authentic key that still serves its purpose today.
The ground floor of this house impresses with the unique carved ceilings and exquisite frescoes preserved without restoration. The second floor distinguishes itself with its decorative ornamentation. The spirit of Western Europe here feels more tangible with the well-chosen collection of furniture. Here you can also see samples from the two main carpet schools - Chiprovtsi and Kotel. Particularly admirable are the impressive in their size Kotel carpets (10m) made especially for this house, as well as the delicate fabrics of silk and lingerie.
The most remarkable in the interior are the symmetrically located rooms with ornate geometric style ceilings and richly painted walls. They are richly decorated and have a strict purpose. The "green room" is the women’s, the "red" is the living room, the "purple" is the dining room, and the "orange" - the living room. Of the eight rooms of Nedkovic's house, the reception room is the most important. It is in the style of Gdansk Baroque. The house has been a crossroads between the East and the West over the years, as an example is the couch that blends in the space with the western furniture, but in the center is always the Bulgarian spirit.
The courtyard attracts the interest of visitors with their functional architectural solutions - the presence of an underground tunnel connecting the cellar with the street and the presence of a warm connection between the kitchen and the central residential area.
In the courtyard rooms there are landscapes with views from different European cities. Authentic furniture, original stoves from Vienna and heating appliances were brought by Nedkovic from Austria, where he traded woven fabrics, are only a small part of the treasures that amazed visitors to the Revival property.
The house is one of the unique cultural scenes in the Old Town, where many creative events and initiatives are organized.
Today Nedkovic's house is furnished as an "Ancient City-type" exposition, presenting the internal regulation of the rich 19th-century houses in Plovdiv. There are furniture and belongings of the Nedkovic family. In its new history, Nedkovic House is a natural setting for many film productions. Here were shot the film of Ivan Andonov - Vampires, goblins, as well as mixed productions between Bulgaria and Italy such as Pope John XXIII by director Giorgio Capitani and Soraya. The tough Michele Placido fell in love with Nedkovic while filming a movie in the Old Town.
WORKING TIME FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER - MARCH:
MONDAY - FRIDAY 9.00 AM - 5.30 PM
Free visit day: Every first Thursday of the month - for students and retirees.