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Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture

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Address: Yurevskoe shosse, Veliky Novgorod 173007, Russia
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Absolutely great, especially in the end of February - beginning of March, when "Maslenitsa" (end of winter) is celebrated.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely great, especially in the end of February - beginning of March, when "Maslenitsa" (end of winter) is celebrated.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just very close to the St. George ( St Yuriev) Monastery is located this beautiful museum of folk wooden art and architecture. Also, the Vitoslavitsy Museum is set in the beautiful entourage of the forest, river Volkhov and two lakes. In fact, this Museum represents the group of log cabins, shacks, real Russian peasant houses,churches and warehouses, collected here from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating open air museum. The buildings are beautiful and unlike anything I've seen elsewhere. I would particularly recommend visiting the little farm, the woman who runs it is fantastic and clearly very passionate about what she does.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to this historic open air museum - we found it the most picturesque place in the Novgorod region. Vitoslavlitsy, near the medieval city of Novgorod the Great, features an impressive array of wooden structures ranging from small chapels (including impressive log churches, some dating to the 16th century) to village houses whose interiors display period... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

A lot of different log houses and churches. Intresting ethnic museum of Russian folklore and old life stile.

1 Thank Valdo R
Zaragoza, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you like wooden architecture, this is your place. And if you don't, still go and visit. The museum offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about how people used to live. It's not just the buildings, but you can enter some of the houses and see old artifacts of every kind. It's about 15 minutes by bus from the town... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture is near Veliky Novgorod and is worth to visit it. The timber houses and churches of museum are moved here from villages near the old road from S. Petersburg to Moscow. Inside the houses you will find very interesting ancient interior exhibits. Personnel of museum inside the houses wear national costumes.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent folk complex with historical buildings.I recommend to visit this wonderful complex of Russian wooden architecture and Ethnography,everyday life of the Russian people in the same territory! Correctly and beautifully!

Thank Александр В
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This outdoor museum shows traditional timber houses and churches from the 16th century onwards, rebuilt by a prominent architect. There are no nails used and the setting is beautiful among trees and near a lake. St George's monastery can be seen in the distance. One house is open with a display of kitchen implements, living area and shed. It is... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Lovely park area with old wooden houses from centuries ago. In front or inside the houses are locals, showing traditional handicraft. Masterclasses for children running the whole day round. Horse riding available. Small cafe with food & beverages in place. Could be crowded sometimes as tourists are mostly brought by bus over there.

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