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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  • This is one of the best museums in Bucharest. I visited as part of a group tour and had one hour to explore. That was not sufficient to see everything, so I returned on my own (via Metro) and spent....  more
    This is one of the best museums in Bucharest. I visited as part of a group tour and had one hour to explore. That was not sufficient to see everything, so I returned on my own (via Metro) and spent....  more »
  • Nice experience if you want to learn more about the history of Romanian village. Would recommend visit on a sunny day. 
    Nice experience if you want to learn more about the history of Romanian village. Would recommend visit on a sunny day.  more »
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  • We went there on Thursday an hour before it closed. There was free parking space right in front of the entrance. We used a student discount so a ticket was 8 lei. The houses inside are great, a lot of info to read and see. You can spend 1-2hours easily. We spent an hour inside but managed to see only half of it before we were asked to head to the exit since it was almost closing time. The staff was friendly and the ticket lady knew a bit of English so the service was nice. Cheap for such a great museum. Bear in mind that you need to go in sunny weather since it’s all outside.
  • Great experience! Lovely to visit traditional style buildings from different parts of the country and to learn a bit about the history. Nice place to go on a hot day as the museum is located in the shade of Herastrau park. Make sure that you go right from the entry of the museum as many people like myself tend to go left and miss an entire village on the right. Some of the buildings doors were locked. We'd wish they were open to visit them inside as they were decorated . Do not recommend the restaurant inside as a bottle of water costs 3 times the normal price. 😉

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