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A witness of Ottoman times

A nice sample of civil Ottoman architecture is Vareltzidaina's House, the house of a wealthy... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
victor545
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Bucharest, Romania
Nice Piece of Preserved Local History

Only a half our walk around, but a nice piece of preserved local history. I've seen houses like... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
SeanH41
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Newport, United Kingdom
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This is a 17th century Turkish merchant's house, recently renovated and now open to the public. Petra's #2 sight after the church
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

A nice sample of civil Ottoman architecture is Vareltzidaina's House, the house of a wealthy Turkish vine merchant. It is indeed interesting to have a realistic idea about the domestic life in the late Ottoman Empire (about 1800), to see the disparity of space used...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Only a half our walk around, but a nice piece of preserved local history. I've seen houses like this in Romania and it shows the influence of cultural spread in the region. Well maintained and presented, but possibly would have benefited from some more descriptions...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SeanH41
Reviewed 15 September 2018

very interesting place to visit. It is well preserved, it is beautiful, pleasant, the staff is nice. It is possible to understand the importance of this place by the information provided.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julieta d
Reviewed 15 August 2018

For someone from outside the region, this was a very informative museum. It is a restored merchant's home from the 1600's. Very interesting to see how other cultures were living during this time period. The ground floor of the home was used for business and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lrgacd
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A well restored, typical 19th century mansion, of the north Aegean sea and the north East Greek mainland. The pictures painted on the ceilings are wonderful. They'll stick to your mind for life. There is an extremely positive aura in the building which makes you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Giorgis L
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Well worth a visit. Downstairs in the old stores area are information panels. Upstairs are beautiful rooms with woodcarvings and frescoes. 2 Euros for adults and children free. Opening times are daily (except Monday) 8 am - 3 pm. During our 2 week stay is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

A great renovation project. Gives some good insight into the village history. Beautiful interior. It was very central two minutes from the village square.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan E
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Beautiful restoration project work a visitin the center of Petra just up a side street only two Euro's entrance fee per person

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Glad T
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

It's well maintained but the visit takes litteraly ten minutes... Not much to see... A bit disappointing...

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lutitlu
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We had a wonder around on our own as no one else there at the time 2€ each to get in , times are up outside the house. Read the information downstairs on the walls before you go up. Good restoration work done on the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Irene T
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