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Etar Architectural Ethnographic Complex (Архитектурно-етнографски комплекс „Етър“)


Etar Architectural Ethnographic Museum is situated just 8 km (6 mi) South of Gabrovo along a road that is leading to Sokolski monastery.




Location: 8 km (6 mi) South of Gabrovo   Map





Description of Etar Architectural Ethnographic Museum

Etar Architectural Ethnographic Museum was constructed in 1964 as a traditional Bulgarian village. Etar Open Air Museum was planned and build to demonstrate the ancient way of life and preserve it for future generations. Etar was designed as an open air museum with 50 structures in a traditional architecture.


Here you can see ancient masters create pottery, wooden carvings, metal works, different kinds of foods, carpets and other items right before your eyes. Price for the products made here is fairly low. Artisans who work in here use the power of water from the mountains for their purposes. Additionally a hotel was erected here for those who want to stay longer to explore Etar and surrounding woods. Many hiking trails are laid in the area around Etar.













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