Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography, Kizhi
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See the jewels of Karelian wood architecture and learn about local traditions at Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography. Located on Kizhi Island on Lake Onega, the open-air museum houses more than 80 historic structures, such as churches, houses, and mills. The highlight of the collection is the Kizhi pogost, a World Heritage Site. It includes the famous Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 domes, built completely from wood and without a single nail. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more visitors, while for individual guests there are multilingual audio guides. The museum is open year-round and, depending on the season, you can reach it by boat, hydrofoil, or helicopter from the nearby coastal towns. Camping on the island is not allowed. Our Kizhi trip generator makes visiting Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography and other Kizhi attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Visited the island of Kizhi in autumn 2016 onwards. The atmosphere on the island contrasts sharply with daily noisy megalopolis-here green expanse, century-old wooden buildings and splash onezhskih waters produce a pacifying effect on urban life totally forget. A small number of visitors at this time of year only contributes to smooth dip into this fertile atmosphere of Russian fairy tales. The appearance of the famous Church of the Transfiguration bears traces of restoration is visible even from a distance. On the island, in addition to the architectural monuments of wooden architecture are saved and recreated elements of everyday peasants of XIX-XX centuries. Idea of song and dance culture of Zaonezhye demonstrates folklore-ethnographic ensemble Museum-reserve "Kizhi". A few hours on the island have flown by imperceptibly. Recommend protected object to visit!
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  • You can spend all day, very beautiful, cute, pure rich history better discuss tours, listen attentively, because the monument for a truly unique present only that all these very tall church without nails and were first installed in another city like Novgorod, and later transported to Kizhi many foreigners, you can bite, unbelievable souvenirs
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  • Traveled to the Northern Lakes, how wonderful that stopped and here-a stunning complex of Russian architecture. Beauty is unbelievable. Is it something sad and at the same time attractive. Still, North nature differs from Midland. But less beautiful and attractive from this it becomes.
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