Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex, Gabrovo

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Specialty Museum Museum
Learn about the architecture and lifestyle of the region during the 18th and 19th centuries at Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex. The museum features 50 sites, such as Bulgarian Revival houses, craft workshops, water installations, a clock tower, and other buildings. Explore the only Bulgarian collection of filling mills, water mills, grindstones, and other technical installations driven by water. You can observe craftspeople making bells, pottery, confections, furs, and copper vessels, and you can ask them for a lesson in traditional crafts. The complex includes a hotel and a restaurant with traditional dishes prepared according to old local recipes. Make Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex a part of your Gabrovo vacation plans using our Gabrovo vacation route planner.
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  • You get an impression from a past time. Lovely restored houses and traditional crafts in natural atmosphere. Show inside, you could find a lot of authentic souvenirs and some tasty meals.  more »
  • A wonderful open-air museum with traditional workshops, exhibitions of traditional houses, traditional cafĂ© and restaurants (mehana in Bulgarian). It houses plethora of events such as the Internationa...  more »
  • a rainy day has its advantages,no crowd easy parking but some shops and exhibits were closed. We really enjoyed our leisurely walk. This open air museum is an imagination of life in the 18th and early...  more »