Klianti House is one of the oldest preserved residential buildings of the Bulgarian Revival period in the Architectural and Historical Reserve of Ancient Plovdiv. Today it has kept about 2/3 of its original appearance and over the years it has changed several owners. The builders were the masters who built the church of St. Virgin Mary. Together with Lamartine House, it is part of the authentic architectural framework of the Revival period.
Klianti House was declared a cultural heritage in 1949 and in 1963 a cultural monument. In 1995 it was declared an architectural and artistic monument of national importance.
The pearl of the Old Town is an undeniable peak in the development of architecture and decorative art. The rich artistic decoration is concentrated on the living floor, where the wood sculpture and the polychrome - the geometric motifs and the colorful inlays - abound on the wooden ceilings, there are unique landscapes dating from 1817 and monumental compositions of plant ornaments, the walls are richly painted, there are wooden doors.
On the first floor, there is an impressive courtyard built during the first building period. The northeastern premises are restored: the fireplace, the shelter over the fireplace, the couch and the cupboards.
The second floor today consists of three rooms and a spacious porch with many windows. At the level of the porch, there is an intermediate warehouse with a height of 1.60 m, called "himala" ("the low" from Greek). From the porch through a wooden staircase you can reach the two main rooms on the floor.
Every piece of furniture in Klianti is authentic, restored to the smallest detail. The tables, the chairs, the utensils, the covers even are taken out of the Ancient Plovdiv fund and carefully selected for the different halls in the magnificent building. The only new elements of the interior are the handmade carpets, which are tailored to the color of the frescoes. And they have to be studied for hours along with stunning ceilings.
The ornamental decoration on the walls in these two rooms is extremely rich with preserved wooden elements. The murals are multicolored and include floral ornaments, bouquets, and flower vases. The wooden ceilings are painted with a variety of patterns, the cupboards are painted with bouquets of roses and the doors are richly decorated. On the walls on both sides of the porch in one of the rooms there have been restored unique landscapes from Vienna and Constantinople with the year 1817 written.
The location of Klianti House in Ancient Plovdiv, the communication with the environment, defines its key historical significance as one of the earliest representatives of the architectural archetype of the Plovdiv House. Today, the house functions as a cultural center - a venue for exhibitions in the extensive indoor yard, concerts, talks and a meeting place for creative alliances on the second floor - a function that is in line with and complements the existing intercultural dialogue.
Do you want to be enchanted? Go to Klianti House!