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Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR

Gabrovo 5309, Bulgaria
+359 66 810 560
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Enjoy a beautiful day with Bulgarian traditions!

With Etar you could go back in the time and see how the bulgarian traditions have been part of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Feel the spirit of Bulgarian Renaissance!

Unique ethnographic and historical open air museum complex and based on the well preserved old city... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Varna, Bulgaria
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gabrovo 5309, Bulgaria
+359 66 810 560
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With Etar you could go back in the time and see how the bulgarian traditions have been part of bulgarians live.You will visit many craftsmen workshops such as wood-carving, copper-smith crafts, pottery,cutlery making, needlework,furriery,herbal medicine etc All of this would be in tipical atmosphere of...More

Thank monikaveselova
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Unique ethnographic and historical open air museum complex and based on the well preserved old city of Gabrovo, Etara was established back in 1964; in addition some more houses were built as a replica of existing ones in other Bulgarian cities from the revival period....More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

You get to see these open air museums in many European cities these days. This one is similar to the one I saw in Bucharest a few years ago. The only difference is that this is alive! There are leather workers, the baker, felt hat...More

Thank BobYourUncle
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Ethnographic museum ETAR is a lovely place. We had a perfect guide. Presentation of the traditional architecture and demonstration of handicraft practices was very exhaustive. We even made some handicraft products. We drank one of the best coffee at Bulgaria. Realy worth a visit!

Thank sanero
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Recommended by a Tripadvisor traveller and decided to stop by en route from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo. We have visited quite a few open air ethnographic museums in different countries and though Etar was not a big site, it was still interesting. The traditional architecture...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty nice place build upon the manufacturing history of this region. I would say you feel pretty energized after visiting it. You can experience the craftsmanship behind some traditional Bulgarian goods and even buy some.

Thank Dimitar M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A nice open air museum with an atmosphere of 18th century Bulgarian vilage.In a quite small area you can see a lot of craft demonstrations.But...don`t eat there,the food is not always fresh!

Thank Илиян Л
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

It was a short but delightful trip to there. It gave a small view of Bulgarias history into agricultural side as well as the old style of houses. Which are incredible to see. There is a place to eat and the food smelled divine (...More

Thank Erik I
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Great revival of old Bulgarian craftsmanship in a fantastic landscape. Don't hesitate to stop by the tavern to enjoy some Mastica with a great piece of grilled meat ! C. 4hours with lunch.

Thank Julien C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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.

Thank Fernand S
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Melissa G
19 September 2016|
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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
It depends on whether you stop and read the information on the buildings and talk to the people there. However an hour or two at Etara should be enough. It's out of Gabrovo. I got a lift there and back.