Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography, Kizhi

(4.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Because fishing on the Onega failed, our Ranger thrown us for a couple of hours on kizhi island. I love the wooden architecture, I love story ... Kizhi is a place combining both my passions. Everywhere you can resemble, look, sometimes (as long as nobody sees) and touch;) Highly recommend to visit, if you stuck in Karelia and Petrozavodsk. On the boat or on a boat hunters-go to the island, you won't regret it.
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  • Visited a scenic course, but it's worth it. Be sure to take the tour, very interesting story each Monument of wooden architecture. One day see all thoughtfully just not real. On the island there is a hotel, where you can stay for a few days and feel the full force of this place.
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  • without using any metal into each other--that is, a Church through the trees still used. interesting.. open air museum also hosts other structures as close to I have a charming town around.
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