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Bay of the Bones Museum

Gradiste, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Ohrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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Perth
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If people have never seen a palafitte lake dwelling then they might want to see how people lived above /over the lake. Children will probably enjoy this if their parents can add to the story by explaining that fish was so abundant, that it was enough to lower a basket for it to fill with fish, that there were roundhouses... More

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Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I visited this place many time, and every time is great, breathtaking view, you can drink cheep coffee and forget everything, fit with place, all that old cottages, clear blue water, and enjoy with your family.

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Ohrid's newest attraction, beautifully reconstructed of what life was over one of the worlds most spectacular lakes. A complete village fully furnished as life may have been, Many good details available to understand what life was like. The entrance over the water was able to be lifted at night to prevent animals or foe gaining easy access to the village,amazing.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I was riding with family to the beach, and just by accident we saw entrance to this museum. It is a new one in Ohrid. I loved it, it felt like being in completely different place than Ohrid. Prehistoric houses made of woods, wooden bridge...Inside of each little house there was furniture that people in that age were making...Truly exciting...One... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

we visited this place twice, once for the museum and the second time we did scuba diving under the reconstructed village. Quite amazing experience..you are diving and you can still see some of the prehistoric remaining under water. I will highly recommend the diving experience and you don't need to be experienced diver as you have instructor coming with you.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Absolute MUST SEE attraction on the way to St. Naum Monastery. I visited this place 2 times but it was 30 minutes before they close. The guy from the museum told me that I can go in but there will be no tour and to be fast because they are closing. It was great experience to check this place and... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Its build before couple of years as touristic attraction.Shows how people leaved before 3000-4000 BC.they made wooden platforms and placed their houses there.The reason was because the environment was full with wild animals which could attack them.So placed on water,the settlement was good protected.Every man who wanted to get married,had to fix one wooden support in the water and to... More

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Greece
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I'm not sure why Bay of the Bones is not ranked on the first or second place here. The whole setting is amazing: the reconstructed village along with the tranquility of the green waters made us want to stay there for hours. You can also enjoy a nice cup of coffee at the museum for just half a euro!

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Oude-Tonge, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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54 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Nice to see, It is a copied village on poles on the water with a history. The fort is also copied en not old at all. Nice but not fantastic

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Sint-Kruis (Brugge)
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

One must have seen this place: they tried to reconstruct the place as authentically as possible. The museum going with it is very small but very interesting. You should not miss this when in the neighbourhood.

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