" Village Museum" Village Museum Tip by gosiaPL

Village Museum, Bucharest: 26 reviews and 61 photos

  One of the Transylvanian Houses
by gosiaPL

The Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) is a truly astonishing open-air ethnographical park spreading across some 10 hectares of land. Opened in 1936, it is a collection of over 300 structures including houses, barns, sheds, windmills, gates, churches, chapels, etc. They were brought from all over Romania, reassembled bit by bit in the park, and clustered and arranged so as to show the real pattern of Romanian villages, with little winding paths between them. It really makes you feel like you're walking in a distant old village!

The best thing is that they are organised in Romania's ethnographical regions: Transylvania, Moldova, Dobrogea, etc. It really takes you on a tour of the country's rich tradition of folk architecture and art. Plus, it's a nice relaxing walk that makes you forget you are actually in a city, and the nice view of the lake in the neighbouring Herastrau Park adds to the "summer holidays" feeling!

Check some pics in my four travelogues on the Village Museum. For more info go to the Museum's website.

Entry fee is 40,000 leu (just over $1). If you want to take pictures, it will cost you another 50,000 leu (over $1.5) - don't know if these prices change often, I'm talking of April 2004.

Address: 28-30 Soseaua Kisseleff (K. Blvd)
Directions: Just behind the Triumph Arch to the right, if you're coming from downtown.
Phone: 222 91 03
Website: http://www.muzeul-satului.ro/en/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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