Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR, Gabrovo

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Learn about the architecture and lifestyle of the region during the 18th and 19th centuries at Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR. 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. Before you head to Gabrovo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Gabrovo sightseeing planning tool , to make sure you see all that Gabrovo has to offer, including Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR.
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  • Very nice and interesting, the place gives you an overview about the various rural architectures and handicrafts. Food and beverages, toilets, all are available and reasonably priced.  more »
  • On our way to Veliko Tarnovo from Plovdiv, after stopping at the Shipka Monastery we also stopped here. NOW......nothing can top Shipka.......will admit that the setting here is terrific, but NO craft...  more »
  • This attraction is a must for all, not just tourists. You can see what the people back in the 19th century lived by. At some of the workshops people are working and you can try it out yourself.  more »

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