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do not despise your ancient customs"


Open Air Ethnographic Museum "Etar" is the first one of this type in Bulgaria. He was found on the 7 of September 1964 year. The museum is situated 8 km South of Gabrovo.

In Open Air Ethnographic Museum "Etar" is the only one and unique collection of the old-times water-driven machinery in Bulgaria .

It consist 10 objects and its one of the most riches and well kept active technical collection around the European museums on the open air. This is the reason the water wheel to be the emblem to the Etar.The most important specialty to the collection is that all objects are in action as it was it the past. The craftsman trade street offers 16 models to the Balkan architecture, showing the original talant to Revival builders.



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