Architectural and Ethnographic Complex Etara

The Architectural And Ethnographic Complex Etara is an open air museum, the purpose of which is to present the architecture and the lifestyle in Gabrovo and the region during the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century.
16 houses can be seen on the crafts bazaar (the central commercial street) in the Etara, which are exact copies of buildings existing in the past in Gabrovo and the region. On the crafts street the visitors can watch in real time the work of the craftsmen. Multiple crafts are presented – bell-making (manufacturing of wrought bells for animals), pottery-making, sugar-making (manufacturing of sugar articles), furriery, manufacturing of copper vessels, etc. Besides observing the authentic technology which the craftsmen are using, the visitors can purchase the articles made before their eyes. Upon a preliminary request, the people working in the complex can organize trainings in traditional crafts.
There is a hotel on the territory of the architectural complex, in which the visitors can stay, and a restaurant, in which they can taste traditional dishes, prepared according to old local recipes.

Accommodation in Gabrovo

Additional Information

Summer season (1st May – 30th September) Monday to Friday – 9.00 – 18.00.
Winter season (1st October – 30th April) Monday to Friday – 9.00 – 16.30.
Adults: 4lv.
Students and pensioners: 2lv.
Family ticket with children under the age of 18: 8lv.
Children under the age of 7 and people with disabilities: free of charge.