The Ethnographic Museum is part of the architectural ensemble of “Varosha” Quarter, at 13 “G. S. Rakovski” Str. It is dedicated to the local ethnographic group of “kapantsi” and it presents their way of life and culture.
Legends and myths bring the origin of “kapantsi” back to the distant mystical times when the Bulgarian country was founded and established. One of the legends says that “kapantsi” are the direct descendants of the proto-Bulgarians, who set “a trap” for the Byzantine army, leaded by Emperor Nikephoros Phokas.
The museum regularly hosts various exhibitions and concerts. Every year in July it becomes a center of cultural traditions, during the Yoghurt Fair and Festival of Folklore Bulgarian traditions and Crafts.