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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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  • A huge open-air museum that, through the homes of citizens, recounts the evolution of the country through the ages. Housing actually "taken" from villages and located in historic habitat. Long and interesting walk. One downside: during the winter, most homes are closed and rebuilt the Interior cannot be visited, which is possible only in summer.
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  • On a nice day the village museum is worth a visit. Interesting to see how people lived in the past in Romania. While being there you can also explore the park and take even a trip on lake 
  • I had never seen an open air museum which had the aim of showing a typical old village. It was very interesting to see how the houses of Romania were so different from ours in the same timeframes. If you have time visit is really a pleasure. Recommended!
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  • Worth spending an afternoon here. You can get here easily by bus. Look around the original homes from previous centuries. They have old apple presses, seed presses for making juice and oil. A complete wooden church, ornate carved wooden gates, all styles of folk cottage, and you can buy pottery and other wares.
  • A must see if in Bucharest. :) Travelling back in time without a time machine is the feeling one gets walking through the Village Museum. The attention to detail to bring out the authenticity in the diverse living abodes in the various regions of.Romanian. A walk through Romanian life is its full.diversity culture and beauty.
  • nice, relaxing walk. The place is clean(except the toilets!!) and houses are in good shape...there is a map at the entrance, showing the areas and the houses, there are around 85 houses and some you can also check it inside...but usually just outside. Price of the ticket is around 3 Euros so quite cheap.
  • Amazing little corner of Bucharest. Forget about boundaries, be them geographical or temporal. This place brings most areas of the country from more than one era in one relatively small space and does so flawlessly. Great place to visit no matter the age. Especially good for children.
  • This is a place you should not miss it on a beautiful day. Experience architecture from around the country in one place. An amazing idea to put all the different original house styles in one location. The museum is built from old, original village houses brought from all parts of Romania.