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Palamari's Cultural Center

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Palamari's Cultural Center

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Str. Principala Nr. 39 C Drumul Carului, Moieciu de Jos 507134 Romania
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Theo wrote a review Jan 2019
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Amazing food, Beautiful mountain surroundings, Exceptional staff always there to help whenever they are needed.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Julia-1-Lee wrote a review Oct 2015
Brasov, Romania17 contributions9 helpful votes
I have to say me and my husband are quite impressed by the exceptional work made by the family, which has built Palamari's Cultural Center. We've been with a big international group there at a 2-day workshop, where we've learned about Romanian traditions and architecture. The owners of the center have built a wooden church in the Maramureş style and a nice ensemble of traditional houses in a similar way. Two daughters from the family know a great deal about Transylvanian arts and crafts and they put their heart and soul into presenting those traditions to the world. Manuela and Daniela will make sure you feel warm and welcome during their workshops. I am very grateful to them for all their hard work and care! The food (Swedish table) during the event was good: something for every taste. The view from the terrace where we dined was breathtaking: falcons flying above us, Bucegi mountains with tops covered by mist. Probably the best dining experience you can have in autumn in the area! As much as I would like to rate this experience as excellent, I cannot. While playing with the local dog, some people from our big group, including us, ended up in the yard area near the terrace (which we did not realize was off limits, since there was no sign or fence). The head of the family treated me and my husband quite rudely, interrogatingly asking us what exactly we were doing in the private area and telling us not to bother since "that dog was not actually theirs". There was such a big contrast between all previous hospitality and that episode that it left me wondering until now:) To sum it up: do come to Palamari for a 2-3 day workshop! It might be the best experience you'll get in the area of Brasov. Older generation of owners might be occasionally grumpy (if it's one of these days), but, taking into consideration traumatic experiences of their generation during communism and their immense effort in creating one of the most unique museums in the area, that can be easily forgiven.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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BrasovKristine wrote a review Sep 2013
Brasov5 contributions5 helpful votes
Great location to spend some quality time with your relatives, friends or even with your co-workers. I personally visited the cultural center for the first time in February and I couldn't help myself to go back there, so I revisited it last month. The surrounding are simply marvelous and it offered me the peace and quiet that I was missing... the greatest thing is that even if you can relax and enjoy some quiet days far away from the noise of the city, you can never get bored as the Palamari hosts offer you countless activities, assisting you in every single step, all along your stay. I strongly recommend the the center not only for its educational activities but for the great and healthy food as well. You really have visit this fairytale world!
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Date of experience: August 2013
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skamonster wrote a review May 2012
oxford28 contributions24 helpful votes
What a warm and welcoming place! We spent just one night there before coming home and are so glad we did. The cultural centre is set in stunning surroundings with lots of options for walking and taking in the sights of Mount Bucegi on one side and Fagaras on the other. The centre runs workshops on traditional Romanian crafts and our 11 year old daughter took an egg painting class, which she enjoyed immensely. We were also shown examples of the icon painting and giant spoon carving! among other skills that can be learnt there. But the main attraction is the Palamari family themselves. Their passion for keeping Romanian traditions alive is really inspiring. They have even built a beautiful wooden church from oak at the centre, the first in their community, where they hold services on Sundays, Christmas and Easter. The outstanding hospitality we enjoyed also made our visit memorable. We were fed like kings and our every need catered for including a welcoming shot of Palinca (strong but smooth transylvanian Brandywine) on our arrival and fresh Turkish coffee in the morning. We can't recommend a stay at Palmari's highly enough. We will certainly be visiting again.
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Date of experience: May 2012
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BrasovKristine wrote a review Apr 2012
Brasov5 contributions5 helpful votes
I was there this spring. When I visited the virtual tour on center's web page - I was amazed by the view. But when I arrived there - it was unbelievable. Its a perfect place for events, and I really regret I didnt knew about this place earlier - I would celebrate my wedding there. Important to mention that I was there in not the most beautiful time - it was still mud and snow together,but despite of that - the place was amazing. And the services was perfect - very friendly, flexible and ready to help. I would say - they do more than is asked or needed. I would say this is a unique opportunity to participate in Romanian culture and create the souvenirs yourself, having a chance to create the things using traditional technique.In shortcut - I have a chance to live the process of creating in a ways that have been used for generations. That's why I advice this place especially for those, who don't want to see a simple museum, but for those who want to feel the Romanian atmosphere and learn a things what other tourists will never experience.
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Date of experience: March 2012
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