A tour to the outdoor ethnographic museum “ETARA” near Gabrovo
Etara is the only one of it’s kind outdoor ethnographic museum in Bulgaria. It is situated at the northern slopes of Stara Planina, 8 km south of Gabrovo. The establishment starts in 1963 with the guidance and the project of Lazar Donkov, and is officialy opened a year later. The museum is a reconstruction of the bulgarian manners, culture and craftsmanship. Building the museum is accomplished with three different methods: restoration of objects found at that place; transporting original installations from other places and replication buildings from original.
The size of the museum is 7ha , where is the unique exposition of architectural samples, residential interiors, different acting workshops – 50 objects total. The idea of the exposition is to reveal the manners, architecture and history of Gabrovo and the region during the Renascence (18-19 century).