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Bucovina Village Museum

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Bucovina Village Museum

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Private Tour : Bucovina,Maramures & Transylvania From Bucharest
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Private Tour : Bucovina,Maramures & Transylvania From Bucharest

It is a great tour in the most beautiful regions of Romania: Bucovina, Maramures and Transylvania.<br>You will visit the painted monasteries of Bucovina, part of the Unesco patrimony, the wooden church of Maramures, the beautiful Romanian villages with old wooden houses and the famous wooden gates of Maramures.<br>We will visit the Merry Cemetery from Sapanta, unique in Europe.<br>We will then descend to Transylvania following in the footsteps of Prince Vlad Tepes, the famous Dracula.<br>You will taste traditional dishes specific to each area, you will test the traditional brandy from Maramures called Palinca, the strong wines from tasty grapes.<br>You will be impressed by the architecture of the old fortified churches in the Saxon villages and the medieval castle Bran and the castle the summer residence of the royal family of Romania Peles, one of the most beautiful in Europe.
$3,304.96 per adult
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Rusoaie wrote a review Sep 2020
Craiova, Romania12 contributions4 helpful votes
Small and compact village museum. However, in terms of attention to interior house details, it's a 10/10. Interiors are reconstructed to perfection! All the important village interiors are presented: the potter, the blacksmith, the pub, water mill, the oil mill, church, primary school, weaving house, coats workshop, stables, barns along with traditional village homes with all their traditions such as agriculture tools, baptising, wedding, funeral rituals and many more. Unexpectedly amazing!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Marian C wrote a review Sep 2020
118 contributions67 helpful votes
I did not expected it. Who would? Quietly tucked away behind the admission office of the Disney-esque (or kitschy, if you wish) medieval fort Suceava's take on a village museum stands firmly on its own feet. And while stumbling slowly on its stone paved paths I was nowhere near ready for an open lesson in modern museography. And this is what I got! A small collection of dwellings (a couple of gems among them) in pristine condition provided the backdrop for a journey I will never forget. Birth, marriage, burial, genius, were as many excuses for immersive multisenzorial experiences pushing one deeper and deeper into a self-exploring journey. How do you put multi-sensorial magic into words? You don't... So I'll not. Imagine the cold, small, dark, oppressive spaces of the cottages, filled with the smells of countless spices and fabrics, illusive figures, the air vibrating with recorded incantations for good fortune at birth, marriage or torn by the grief at the departure of a dear one. And then walking back from the claustrophobic IN into the transitional space of the porch to the burning light and heat; and reaching for the forever lost balance. There are countless benches and tables scattered in larger groups or discreetly tucked away if exploring your inner self requires more than the brief snap with the mandatory smartphone. There are no demonstration gardens, staff working with medieval gear and the mill is not spinning a will in this museum. It is not a working village in the way one experiences in the West. Suceava's village museum is not about that. The fabric of the museum is a backdrop to subtle contemporary art. A post-structuralist manifesto I dear to add... Take Maria Tanase shrine (Romania's Edith Piaf put simply) and the self-referential approach on the composition of a timeless voice an character. Carefully restored clothing? Jewellery? Scraps of paper behind glass? The voice (more vibrato in one room, slidely deeper in another-is it the limited sound system or an artist's work?) resolves it all. No answers! Just more questions! I had a great time in this museum. I found the art installations reaching up there with the experiences one gets in the Tate Moderns of this world. And the experience I placed atop of 2 weeks of being lost in the magic of Bucovina, with its landscape, obsession for traditions, great food and (endangered)architectural heritage. If you visited the far larger village museums in Bucuresti or near Sibiu you are in for a treat: ancient folk art can be contemporary. It can be smelled, seen, heard by anyone in the here and now. This is not a museum to experience in 1 hour. That is barely enough for the seeing. But then you need to factor the smelling. The hearing. The tasting. And, if you anyway lost the better part of 2 hours, maybe a moment for thinking. Visited in August 2019.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Adelutzam wrote a review Apr 2020
Bucharest, Romania73 contributions27 helpful votes
Just to see the old houses, the traditons and the humbel living of the old generation was so peacefull! I just love to go back in time and be part of a simple livinv for an hour.The entrance is cheep and you are alowed to take pictures.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Popa Gabriela wrote a review Dec 2019
Braila, Romania3 contributions
It is a very nice place, full of pure traditional. Moldavian tradition is very nice, this museum is representative for Bucovina and it deserve to visit
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jeff L wrote a review May 2019
78 contributions14 helpful votes
This is really a surprisingly good museum, and accessible even for foreigners thanks to comprehensive and well-written translations of almost all the relevant text. They have collected a variety of buildings, from houses representative of various districts to a smithy, oil press, flour mill, pottery workshop, etc., even an 18th century wooden church that is now being used again. The various buildings are full of interesting artifacts, and in some cases even exhibitions (with audio) that reconstruct the ceremonies and rites of traditional rural life. Miles beyond my expectations!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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