A fter visiting the Crown Fortress of Suceava we couldn’t help but notice the old traditional houses behind a fence, next to the parking space. So we stepped inside the Bucovina Village Museum.
Most buildings were constructed at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, using fir beams and clay.
These houses were brought here mainly from the Dorna Valley, deep in the heart of the Bucovina region. We take full advantage of this discovery and circle all the buildings, carefully looking at the wood work.
The interiors are open for visitors. They show how the traditional room looked like. People used to make many children so the whole family would usually share a large room during the winter, gathering around the stove. They used lively colored carpets and blankets.
Women used to weave. That is why most of the rooms feature the tools used for this craft.
Men were worked as woodcutters, blacksmiths, hunters…
Others worked at water mills. Water activated the large wheel that used to grind the grains. The worker would usually live at the mill, where he had a small bedroom.
There aren’t many buildings, but enough to give you an idea of how the Bucovina village used to look like. The dark wood and white plaster blend so well, making the houses very warm and welcoming. As you get farther away from the entrance, you will also step farther away from the world and from the present. Each room will make you feel at home.