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Skansen w Sanoku
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Sanok
Certificate of Excellence
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in the Carpathians
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104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you are in Sanok this is the place to spend a few hours of fascination, a walk back in history to the old wooden buildings of the area with museums and shops. Excellent.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Wisloki
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English first
Krakow, Poland
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Open air museum in Sanok”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

The Sanok Open Air Museum has the largest collection of historical buildings based on folk architecture in Poland. The Lemkos, Bojkos, Western Pogorzans, Eastern Pogorzans and Dolinianie are the natives of this mountain region. A slice of their lives, rituals and practices dating from the 17th to the 20th century are variously represented in the museum. History in the form of peasants' dwellings, manors, religious buildings like a chapel and a 17th century Orthodox Church, a water mill, a smithy, a windmill, a charnel house, a sawmill, granaries, and even the local inn has been recreated in the museum. The Sanok Museum beckons you to take a walk down the memory lane.

A few years ago the museum underwent a major transformation. A "new" Rynek (Town Square) was built just inside the entrance. It is a replica of a Galician town square from the second half of the 19th century, inhabited by Polish, Jewish, and Rusyn populations. Besides reconstructed houses from various Subcarpathian towns, there is also a genuine Jewish house, firehouse, tavern, post-office, chemist's, shop, barber's and others. The exhibits include replicas of original Galician houses from different towns from the region.


Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

It's worth seeing this great exhibit. A good insight into how we have evolved. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and tours were available in English.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Benjaminwalton10
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best open-air museum in Poland”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

The open air museum situated in Sanok is very unique.Not only one of the biggest in Poland,but it also shows variety of different cultures inhabiting the area before the 2nd WW.It consist of several wooden buildings typical for 19th century village like schools,churches,stables etc.And few years ago another attraction of a small city buildings was added.Really nice for a family day out.There is many attractions and festivals during the summer.One of the biggest is an antique fair that takes place every third Sunday of the month and attracts many dealers and collectors.Real treasure hunting for those who like vintage and antiques.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Anna B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Folk village that caters for International visitors”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

The museum is an open air folk museum with a replica village and numerous wooden houses and churches from the region.
The centre also has horse drawn carriage rides and art and craft shops.
Worth a few hours visit whilst visiting Sanok.

Visited July 2013
Thank md050472
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