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Arbanasi, Arbanasi 5029, Bulgaria
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All reviews the ground floor living quarters wealthy merchant the kitchen middle ages wealthy family two story combined ticket fascinating insight first floor gift shop veliko tarnovo worth a visit home past wood toilet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting middle ages house of an obviously wealthy family. The stone wall and stone lower level provided protection and the upper living quarters gave very comfortable living for the times. Definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank P3839ERphilipg
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The house is definitely worth seeing for its unique architecture, but what is most impressive about it is to have a look inside 19th century rich Bulgarian families everyday life. This particular house belonged to a wealthy merchant and you can see the amenities they...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Mariya K
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We were surprised by how much security was built into this home of a wealthy Christian businessman. The family lived on the second floor, and the rooms have been decorated to show their living conditions, including the gigantic beds where everybody slept. The kitchen, toilet...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TeemanRacketman
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This is the Bulgarian equivalent of a fortified manor house in England. It is built with stoke below and wood above. Sufficiently strong to hold off thieves but not an army. Historic furnishings inside. Interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fletch1946
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The house is a museum, we bought a bundle ticket that covers all the attractions in Arbanasi and Veliko Turnovo. Very big, nicely decorated, many artifacts from the day-today life from the past.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Damjan D
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

There is an authentic middle ages house in a village called Arbanasi (only 4 km from Veliko Tarnovo). So it is worth a visit if you are allready there. There are some information boards inside the house, but I recommend you to pay a tourist...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Legaga
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Really interesting little museum showing the interior of a historic merchants house including the birthing room. This is not only where the women gave birth but where they stayed without any contact with the outside world for a month to help the baby build up...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ecosoul
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This two-story house serves as a museum today. All the historical aspects are on the upper floor. It shows the way a family lived decades or centuries ago. Beds, bedrooms, kitchen, living room, toilet, etc, with examples pf clothing, wall hangings and embroidery. On the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 9 January 2018

When in Veliko Tarnovo it definitely makes sense to spend a couple of hours in the beautiful village of Arbanasi. I had told my taxi driver to drop me here, after visiting Nicopolis ad Istrum, and then took the small local bus back to Veliko...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank saronic
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I was surprised. Had no idea of these fortified houses. A very interesting museum. To think the Christians had to fortify the house to protect themselves from roving Turkish bandits. The concept is interesting. It seems very well laid out for the period of time...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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