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  • Learn Blacksmithing & Traditional Crafts at the Manor, Moldavia, Romania

    Posted on November 19, 2019

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    This is your opportunity to try traditional crafts in the grounds of the Petre Carp manor built at the end of the 17th century. Several annex buildings have been built over the years including a neo-gothic family mausoleum designed by Gustave Eiffel. The manor, its surrounding buildings and historic parklands, form a unique architectural ensemble in the hilly region of Moldavia, eastern Romania. These days the manor is a continuously developing cultural centre and each summer Pro Patrimonio organizes workshops covering diverse traditional crafts including blacksmithing, wood carving, restoration techniques, pottery, carpentry, fresco conservation and plastering. Your working holiday will be centred around these workshops.

    Meeting point: We can advise on local transport links to Tibanesti.

    Accommodation: Accommodation and meals are provided in several historic buildings in the grounds. Bedding is provided, please bring towels.

    Dates: 02/08/2020 – 16/08/2020

    Price: 270 € This price includes planned visits to some local attractions. There is the opportunity to organise additional visits for an extra charge.

    This holiday is organised by the Pro Patrimonio Foundation – Romania’s National Trust. The Foundation was set up in 2000 to save, preserve and restore the architectural and cultural heritage of Romania. It provides support for the restoration and re-use of historic buildings and actively promotes the use of appropriate construction techniques and traditional craftsmanship.

    To book please email: stating your contact details. For more information about this organisation go to

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