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“Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park

“Romulus Vuia” Ethnographic Park, situated at the border of the well-known Hoia Forest, is the first open air museum in Romania, being founded in 1929, as an open air section of the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania. It was named “Romulus Vuia”, honouring thus the personality of the founder of this museum.

This park contains traditional rural households, equipped with the whole necessary household inventory, rural workshops, wooden churches, monuments of popular architecture from the 17th – 20th centuries. In the Ethnographic Park are kept three of the most beautiful wooden churches of Transylvania: the Church from Cizer (Sălaj county), built in 1773, the Church from Chiraleş (Bistriţa-Năsăud county), dating from the 17th century and Petrindu Church (Sălaj county), dating from 1612.