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“Great insight to Romanian countryside life”

Village Museum (Muzeul Satului)
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Ranked #4 of 282 things to do in Bucharest
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Owner description: This outdoor museum includes more than 300 buildings representing the history of Romania's rural architecture.
Queenstown, New Zealand
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“Great insight to Romanian countryside life”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Fascinating collection of homes built in various styles. Each home shows how the Romanians use what nature gives them to build homes, whether it is straw, timber, rock, or a home half buried in the earth. It is a large space, so you will be walking for a couple hours to cover everything. Would help to have a tour guide, as I did, to explain the 'why' behind the techniques of construction; but some pre-reading might do the trick. I imagine kids would enjoy this on a sunny day as there is room to run around. Some of the homes are furnished, some have painted timber interiors, and there is some minimal gardening on the grounds.

Visited June 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“One of the more interesting attractions of Bucharest”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Though I may be slightly biased (I live in Bucharest), I strongly believe this is one of the nicer things to do while here. Most people know about the Parliament Palace and Old City Centre. But I would recommend this open-air museum to anyone willing to spend 1-2 hours (in nice weather) and learn more about Romanian homes and lifestyles.
Walking around the old houses will feel like taking a super-fast trip across all of Romania. I've visited it many times and still do, both with friends from here and from abroad. The entry fee is still very low (used to be 1.5 EUR, now around 2.3 EUR). All houses and annexes have English descriptions.

Visited August 2013
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“Excellent venue for a family walk”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Village museum in Bucharest is a very and unique place in Bucharest. It is a huge park with traditional Romanian houses brought from all over the country that you may visit. they hold events there as well. It does not matter which season it is, it is worth a visit. Located in the Herasrau park, you may continue your walk in the park after. Very nice! Really recommend it for a weekedn walk with your kids

Visited November 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Village Museum”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Great place to visit and walk around. Not many signs in English so you need to figure it out on your own.

Visited October 2013
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Bruxelles, Belgique
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“A walk back in Romania”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

I read about it when I was planned to go to Bucharest and I enjoyed the visit. Really nice to see all those houses from diverse part of Romanie, they are real, they have been taken from their place and reset in the parc. A visit for a couple of hours or more if you want.

Visited November 2013
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