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Bay of the Bones Museum

Gradiste, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Ohrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not only an interesting reconstruction of ancient history but also a very beautiful place on the lake! Worth a visit!

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Gainesville
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Compared with the old monasteries, this museum does not get a lot of publicity. However, we found it unusual and interesting. It is a reconstructed, prehistoric, fishing village on pylons in the water. Each hut is separately "decorated" with ideas of what the furniture of the time might be. It was fascinating, and had a feeling of genuineness. It was... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Now that was worth seeing. Amazing replica of what was once. All of us had a good time taking photos in the huts.

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allover
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

They've recreated a prehistoric floating village on the lake. it's possibly not as authentic as it could be, but it was really fun to wander through.

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Tirana, Albania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a well set up place to visit. There is a place to buy drinks, an indoor information/exhibition room and the outdoor set of huts. The surroundings and views are beautiful. There may be wheelchair access but I do not remember.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is very interesting and a good way to spend an afternoon from ohrid the drive is beautiful! Tis can be done with children, not many stairs

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The famous churches and the lake views in Ohrid are really nice looking, but all the fun is truly in this outdoor museum! There is a replica of settlement of fishermen from bronze age, based on the nearby archeological finds at the bottom of the lake. It is extremely fun to walk around and in the houses and see how... More

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Great historical site to visit, clean and well maintained. The customer service was great too - the guy explained the history of the place and the mixture of two civilizations. However, they had no brochures for visitors to take.

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Perth
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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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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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