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Oldest building in town.

Casa Baniei is the oldest historical landmark in Craiova, now accommodating the Etnography Museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Craiova, Romania
Interesting visit

The building was completely empty of visitors when we came - so we ended up getting a free personal... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Flora K
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4 weeks ago
“Oldest building in town.”
4 Sep 2018
“Interesting visit”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Strada Matei Basarab no. 14, Craiova 200760, Romania
+40 351 444 030
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Casa Baniei is the oldest historical landmark in Craiova, now accommodating the Etnography Museum which you must not miss. It was destroyed by the turks, then built again and again, the only original part being the cellar. The building's exterior decorations were partiallydestroyed by the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

The building was completely empty of visitors when we came - so we ended up getting a free personal guided tour of the place without paying any extra. The exhibits are plentiful and interesting and the guide was informative and very nice. Only downside is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Flora K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The tour guide we had was so excited about sharing the history of this place and the city, we couldn't help but be drawn into the story. The building has been well-preserved, and the layout of the museum lends itself perfectly to conveying the history....More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Part of the History Museum, long time ago it was the residence of the region rulers. The architecture it's old traditional romanian, specific for seniors residences. Inside you can find very old artifacts, traditional romanian instruments and tools, specific for the region's occupations. Situated into...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Cristi_Dac
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have visited many times, on different occasions, Casa Baniei and I have always found something new and surprising. If you want to learn more about our Regional and National history, our Romanian folklore and traditions, then, I advice you to visit Casa Baniei. The...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank madalina b
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting architecture. A good lesson in local long and bloody history. Kids and teenagers are welcomed. Next to city center. Good food around. Some tribesmen in proximity.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Tactic O
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Part of Literary meetings, are held here at Casa Băniei. It is a building full of history, old itself, in some rooms there are various circles pottery, rag dolls of workmanship, etc. Located in the middle of a beautiful park full of roses. Summer is...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank CristinaMihaelaBarbu
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Casa Băniei is a medeval archiectural building, the oldest civil building in Craiova which was reconstructed in 1699 by ruler Constantin Brâncoveanu. The exhibition is on 2 floors and it presents Romanian and Oltenian traditions: gathering the wheat, Oltenian pottery, Oltenian clothes, wedding ceremonial, funeral...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank madalina b
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This museum is located in the oldest building of Craiova, the manor of the Craiovești boyars. The two store museum is not large but it is well organized and beautiful. You can see collections of costumes, textiles, craft tools, icons on glass, wooden objects etc....More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Sorin D
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is a charming medieval building which hosts the Folk Museum. They have a film about the old tradition of baking the bread in a specific way,using an oven called "tsest" which used to be made of clay by the village women in a certain...More

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank carmen-rodica d
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