Village Museum - Bucharest - details and images
National Village Museum "Dimitrie Gusti" (or shortly Village Museum) is one of the biggest attractions of Bucharest. Museum, a work by folklorists and sociologist Dimitrie Gusti, was inaugurated in 1936. It is an outdoor museum surrounded by greenery and lakes, offers an area of 30 hectares, 70 households, with traditional tools, and a water mill, a wind, an oil press, etc.., Collected from all country's provinces.
Life in the countryside and rural customs of great importance in history. In the early centuries of this era, the Roman colonization had to have a rural character, and before the first half of last century, the twentieth part of the population lived in villages.
Rural communities were organized in such a way as to satisfy all the needs daily. The clothes were handmade. To build the Dimitrie Gusti Village Museum which used to call it "sad sound of the bells of Romanian history, the houses were dismantled, piece by piece, transported by train, wagon or boat to Bucharest where they were assembled in place on the surface Today the museum located on Lake Herăstrău. The oldest house is built in the seventeenth century, and belongs to the most recent of the nineteenth century. The houses of the hill and mountain regions are different from those of the foundation high plains, the lowlands are mostly from low foundations, those from areas where invading enemies often being half buried in the ground.
The porch is a typical Romanian architecture, it is a terrace supported by pillars, it can be to find the house on all sides. In modern times the peasant house was added a peasant guest room where she kept all valuables: carpets, rugs, pottery, icons (the Romanian Country painted on wood and glass and Moldova in Transylvania), chests of drawers, etc.. Although most appealing architectural Village Museum houses should not forget the furniture, tools, clay objects, icons, carpets and folk costumes, all beautifully illustrated love the Romanian peasant's desire to provide all household objects and not just one expression art.
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