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Bay of the Bones Museum

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Address: Gradiste, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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The view is very impressive, the lake is amazing. But the name has nothing to do with what you see there: some houses on the lake. Ah, the hoses are a remake, nothing is original.

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Anisia C
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting outdoor museum, pure reconstruction of life by the lake BC. Worth taking time to visit, there's a lot to learn. Definitely recommended to visit.

Thank AnaSolaris
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This recreation was offered far more than I expected. It's very educational and well worth the visit.

Thank Larry B
Vilnius, Lithuania
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191 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

It is definitely must visit attraction in Ohrid.Especialy with children. Very picturescue. It is not authentic, but rebuilt really authentically. There is also a small coffeteria and bar in the museum, where You can enjoy the view drinking coffee beer or tasting ice-cream. Parking is above the bay of the bones. There You can leave the car for free, enter... More 

2 Thank Rimgaudas B
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is an outdoor museum. The most interesting one that I have ever seen so far. It is an authentic reconstruction of a part of the pile-dwelling settlement, dating back between 1200 and 700 BC.

1 Thank Ileana I
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The view is very impressive, the lake is amazing. But the name has nothing to do with what you see there: some houses on the lake. Ah, the hoses are a remake, nothing is original.

Thank Anisia C
Tirana, Tirane, Albania
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Near Ohrid, only two euros to get inside. A great scenery. It was like a fairy place. Defiantly a Must See

2 Thank Zamira2013
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Bay of the Bones is the unusual name of this museum probably named for the number of animal bones and pottery fragments found on the site. It is a faithful reconstruction of a settlement of houses on stilts dating back between 1200 and 700BC. There is a small interesting exhibition of some of the relics, including a fascinating wall-sized photograph... More 

Thank JoBloggs771
The Hague, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This place offers extraordinary views. It's easy to get here with a car, taxi or a bus. There is a museum on the lake with recreated prehistoric life. Very interesting experience and fun attraction for everyone.

Thank Helga M
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73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

About 20 min from Ohrid by taxi - very reasonable price - or take a bus . Very interesting copy of prehistoric settlement . It's a good idea to find out more - history before . It takes maybe 30-45 min as the houses are very similar ,but as anywhere around the lake , the views are beautiful so you... More 

Thank Hankahl
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

It's just what you can see through photos.Nothing more nothing less. I wasn't empressed enough ! Just oK!

Thank eva t

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