Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", Bucharest

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See what peasant life was like hundreds of years ago at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti". The open-air site, founded on the shores of a lake in 1936, exhibits nearly 300 structures of rural architecture brought from Romania's historical regions. Walk among steep-roofed peasant homes, farmsteads, log cabins, thatched barns, windmills, and water mills. Take time to visit the steep belfry of the wooden church, the earth houses, and the carved entrances of the 18th-century houses from Berbeşti. Amenities include a souvenir shop selling folk arts and crafts, a stall with traditional Romanian sweets and cakes, and a restaurant set in an original 19th-century inn. Call in advance for guided tours, which are available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Arrange your visit to Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bucharest using our Bucharest travel route builder .
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  • Surprised as how well is was preserved and how clean it was. We were lucky to have this perfect autumn weather and the trees were just turning yellow and red, which made a perfect walking day. In the ...  more »
  • Open air museum, in the largest city park. Is to see why characteristic and the paltry ticket (about three euros). Recommended only if the weather is good and you can stroll peacefully. There are numerous houses, dismantled and rebuilt, from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries showing the rural life of the time. The Interior of the houses can be seen from the Windows, because access is not allowed. There is also an area where you can picnic. However, beyond the Museum, the surrounding park deserves to be seen and if you're with kids, so much the better. Accessible by metro, three stops from University square.
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  • The open air museum, it is a visit that is indispensable if you want to delve into the culture of this fantastic people. To highlight the mill and two churches. Beautiful views over the Lake
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  • The museum is an absolute must see in Bucharest! Really the best way to pass an entire afternoon in the capital, considering it is massive and all the descriptive captures/panels are both in Romanian and English! The entry fee is only 15 Lei per person (just a bit more than 3 Euros). There are maps of the "village" around, it is just a pity a copy of it is not available for visitors.. The open air museum also has a well stocked shop, with every kind of Romanian object.
  • A lovely combination of a park and a museum where you can learn a lot about the traditional architecture and lifestyle in old Romanian villages while walking in the open. Authentic village households, farms, mills and churches from all over the country are rebuild next to each other with written descriptions in front so the visitors can compare the specifics of the different regions. There is a nice gift shop at the main entrance. Walking around the village museum is both a pleasant and an educational experience. I recommend it.
  • Cute little area. Nice for a long walk. Enjoyed going inside some of the homes. Wish there was more food/water available and at better prices. Wear walking shoes.
  • Romanian traditions in a natural environment, the perfect representation of the village life in an Eastern European country! It's a big and beautiful place, that sends you back to the time of manual labor and shows us the strong bond between man and nature. Strong history and great events, also. It's a major go, if you are near the Victory Square in Bucharest. Totally recommend it!
  • It's an awesome place, great for kids, well maintained and restored. Unfortunately, furniture and interiors are available for a limited number of houses. It's still a great place, well taken care of, with a lot of almost perfectly restored details. Although not the largest museum of this kind, there are still a lot of things to see, including 1:1 houses, churches, yards, engineering samples. It also has a playground and a restaurant, so you can easily spend a few hours with your kids here
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