The Village Museum is one of my favorite places in Bucharest. It works for me as a sort of time traveling machine and it offers the so needed escape in this era of fast cars, huge mansions with pools and gadgets.
National Village Museum is the biggest tourist attractions of Bucharest. The Village Museum was inaugurated in 1936. It is an outdoor museum surrounded by greenery and lakes, providing an area of 30 hectares of 70 households, with traditional utensils and a water mill, wind mill , an oil press ,collected from all provinces of the Romanian country.
Life in the countryside and rural customs have a major significance in the history of Romania. In the first centuries of this era, Roman colonization had to have a rural character, and before the first half of last century, the twentieth, much of the population lived in the village.
Rural communities were organized so as to meet all daily needs. Clothes were made manually. To build Village Museum which used to call “bells knell of Romanian history, houses have been 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 Herastrau. The oldest house is built in the eighteenth century, and belongs to the most recent of the nineteenth century. The houses in the hilly regions and mountain areas are different from those of the plain by high foundation, that of the plain is mostly of low foundations, those from areas where invading enemies often being half buried in the ground.
Porch is a Romanian architecture, it is a terrace supported by columns, you may find on all sides of a house. In modern times farmhouses was added a guest room where peasant price keeps everything: carpets, rugs, pottery, icons (paintings on wood in Romanian country and Transylvania, Moldova and glass), chests of drawers, etc.. Even if architecture draws most to the Village Museum houses should not forget the furniture, tools, clay objects, icons, carpets and folk costumes, all showing the love of beauty of the Romanian peasant’s desire to provide all household items.