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Village Museum (Muzeul Satului), Bucharest

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See what peasant life was like hundreds of years ago at Village Museum (Muzeul Satului). 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. Put Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bucharest itinerary planner.
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  • Entrance costs 10 lei and it's around 15 minutes walk from the Aviatorilor underground station. It's an open air museum, so definitely something for a pleasant day. There are around 87 structures, alt...  read more »
  • If you want to take a traditional tour of the whole Romania in just a few hours, this is the place to be. There are original houses and even whole households, some of them more than a few hundreds yea...  read more »
  • This is a must see!! The museum consist of 262 traditional village houses form all over Romania that have been moved to this location for you to see! You can step back in time and see how they live fr...  read more »
  • Very nice exhibition of the village life.. it is an outdoor muzeum so it is very nice... only LEI 10 entrance... realy worth it.
  • 10 lei the entrance for adultes. This "village" museum is nice to see. Take a walk enjoy and learn. Some of the architecture, materials are interesting. You also can find people selling paint ceramics, honey, fabrics, carpets...
  • This is a wonderful place to slow down in a very busy city. Lots of older homes to explore how Romanians lived. I was lucky enough to visit when they had local artisans selling homemade items, clothing, food. I had the pleasure to try some traditional honey.
  • Nice open air museum showcasing village houses and tools from all corners of the country. In the summer it's quite pretty with everything being all green. On my last visit I was interested in the Thailand festival which was taking place there. There were no signs pointing to the area where it was organized and nobody from the staff could tell me where to find it. I eventually stumbled upon it while wondering through the areas. The festival itself was disappointing with only 2 small tables where Thai products were being sold and a small cafeteria with fresh Thai food.
  • Hands down, the best museum in Bucharest. It's rich, educational, historic, full of beautiful houses and very relaxing, as it's an open-air museum. Wonderful especially for foreign tourists, as they can see what the traditional Romanian village used to look like.
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