A wonderful open-air museum with traditional workshops, exhibitions of traditional houses, traditional café and restaurants (mehana in Bulgarian). It houses plethora of events such as the International Crafts' Fair and a number of traditional Bulgarian singing and dancing festivals and celebrations of traditional holidays. You would love the little kalderimi streets, the smell of old wood and the wonderful souvenirs... 更多
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 19th centuries. We enjoyed lunch at the local pub and visiting the open venues and studying the architecture of that period. Worth the drive... 更多
Interesting place to visit, it's pretty much an open air museum. There are copies of water powered industrial tool which were used in Bulgaria. Also some craftman's shops where they work behind a window and the process is visible first hand. Fur and Leather works, pottery shop, woodwork where traditional whistles and flutes are made. And a candy store, also... 更多
We arrived at Etara around 4 pm. they charged us for parking, then entrance fee, promising us that the place is open till 7pm apart from the museum, that closes at 6. Yet from the minute we entered the complex, we noticed shopkeepers and other people there closing their shops and booths, some in front of our eyes, and going... 更多
The open air exhibit brings you back a couple of 100 years when everything was pretty much all done by hand. The quality of the craftsman ship is quite amazing. From silversmith to saddlery to pottery there is something interesting for everybody.
Visited today (a week-day in September) Although only about 1/2 of the living-history exhibits were open it was very interesting and beautiful and well worth the visit (we were there for about 1 hour and 15 minutes) Also, contrary to my expectations, the prices for crafts were less than in Veliko Turnovo.
Probably, because there was international fair, it was really overcrowded. My previous visit there was 12 years ago and if I have to compare it with yesterday, now is to much commercialized. The staff is rude. Otherwise is interesting place giving impression about the manners and culture of the people's from XIX century from this area.
my husband and i travelled here on our honeymoon and we have returned every year! its a beautiful place with so much to see, such a relaxing break and we love it! we will return this year again with our 3 children!
This place is so very quaint! It's such a picturesque string of pretty Bulgarian revival houses, set alongside a stream, surrounded by mountains, lush greenery and colourful flowers. It's an open-air museum designed to showcase Bulgarian customs, craftmanship and culture. You'll find loads of crafts to take home as mementos, most made on site throughout the day. They're definitely not... 更多