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Sokolski Monastery

Sokolski Monastery

Nikola Gruev

Ettura is an open air ethnographic museum created in the 1950s. It recreates a typical Bulgarian town from the Bulgarian Vuzrozhdenski Period (Bulgarian Renaissance – later 18 early 19 th century).   The museum includes numerous workshops representing various crafts typical for the region, all powered by water. There are practicing craftsmen and artisans who sell their hand made art.   You should not miss the café, the tavern and the lovely bakery on the premises of the museum. The museum is situated in the central Balkan mountain getting to the picturesque Sokolski Monastery is only a 1.5 hrs hike away.

Location:   Ettura is located at the outskirts of the town of Gabrovo.   Getting to Gabrovo is easiest by bus from Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna and most larger cities in the country. Renting a car is also a great option which allows you to enjoy a scenic drive.

Once in town your quickest most convenient option for getting to Ettura is hiring a cab.   Cabs are available readily thought the town, there usually are many waiting at the bus station and prominent places downtown.   Using public transportation is also easy and convenient.

Accommodation: You may stay at the hotel located at   the Ettura complex, or you may stay downtown in Gabrovo,   at the Balkan Hotel (**) conveniently located in the center of the town. There you can enjoy a relaxed eastern European atmosphere, the café culture (fantastic cakes at Glinazha), farmers market, the Museum of Education and Home of Satyre.

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June 12, 2006 change by giorgio

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