Under its official name – the Village Museum Dimitri Gusti , it is actually and oeuvre of the man that gave its name.
It is widely known that the village life in Romania had a very big impact along the time. Therefore the importance of this Museum increases. From the oldest times, even from the Roman times, the Romanian territory was known as being mainly a village one, the romans slightly changing the situation, by building cities in the true meaning of the word.
Even in this situation the Romanian spirit remained in the vast majority of the places, being flexible with the each characteristic of the places. In these conditions the existence of a Village Museum on Romanian hills is more than welcomed. What is amazing about it is the location. It is situated in the capital of Romania, being one of the many touristic attractions for Bucharest.
It stretches on a surface of 70 hectares and it has almost 70 houses, which are original from different parts of Romania. Which is really interesting is the fact that these houses were disjointed piece by piece and transported to Bucharest by train and reassembled inside the museum.
Located on the shore of Herastrau Lake, the Village Museum annually adds thousands of visitors and everything is organized to remind one of the green areas from each part of the country and its specifications. Nowadays, inside this area, there are many events organized that seem just drawn from these places.
What is really amazing is the fact that one can find here oil pressing machine, a windmill as well as the traditional tools used a long time ago. The oldest reassembled house dates from the 17th century and the newest from the 19th century. Here you will as well find a museum with popular items and objects made by different popular craftsmen.