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

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. Plan to see Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kizhi day trip planning app .
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  • Went to March 2018-unfortunately time chosen is not the most apt-firstly to 2020 year restoration, the most beautiful part is disassembled, secondly, in the winter, travel to the Islands is very expensive, and walking long cold. We went to Hivuse-hovercraft for 10 people (sometimes also at 6). On the official site of Kizhi is contact all owners of Hivusov, providing such a service. Price probably may slightly vary, but we paid 3500 per person. Go nice inside warm, not too loud, gasoline does not stink. At the place bought tickets for 500 p, the excursion was enabled in them. The Guide enjoyed, nice knowing a girl. The temperature outside was probably -12, warm sock not rescued and termostelki unfortunately disappointing, so after an hour's sightseeing immediately went to drink tea, go for a walk alone on the island already was not strong enough. I advise you to go when warmer) and if still in winter, at least after the end of the restoration.
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  • Were on the island in August 2016 onwards. About impressions: the island is a Russian fairy tale. Karelian birch trees, Lake Ladoga, wooden houses, summer breeze ... The atmosphere itself is very impressive, you go down here you berthing, swinging keel and it seems that there will see the mermaid. Or come to the village and you meet will run out sestritsa alenushka I bratets ivanushka. Feeling incredible. In the case travelled to the island from Petrozavodsk to the Hydrofoil is the official transport. Price bite-about 3500 rubles per person, price includes travel by Hydrofoil (back and forth), the entrance to the reserve and excursion service. Because we do not like tours and a great crowd of people, so do not become listen and went for a walk by yourself. Watched monuments of wooden architecture-not even believe that it survived. And further, they took bicycles (about rental 250 roubles for two hours, but don't remember exactly) and went to explore the island. Villages, fields, marinas ... You're one on one in nature and the island. Highly recommend to visit!
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  • Decided to bring his wife moskvichku to their homeland-Karelia. In particular on kizhi island. We traveled from of Petrozavodsk on the boat "Comet" on the Onega Lake. Truly fantastic spectacle and the lake itself and the Kizhi Museum. Sit down on a bench at the Museum and looking at beskraj Lake and Museum you feel either and Butterfly "odnodnevkoj"v this world. There in the Kizhi transferred from the village of Tambichezero the House of my relative Butina. Wanted to see, but it was too late, it's time to ship. Come visit Karelia. Kizhi, Kivach, Marcial Water-Yes there is still a lot to see.
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