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The State “Kizhi” Museum is located on the Island of Kizhi in Lake Onega, in 68 km. distance from Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia. The Museum has been researching, preserving and popularizing culture of the native peoples of...more
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We came on the last Viking trip of the year - unseasonably warm and without snow. The reconstruction of the large church is due to be completed by December 2019 but even so it was an interesting visit
Excellent local guides.
Kizhi Island is home to the oldest wooden church in Russia, the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus, which was built in the late 14th century.
The main church is currently being renovated and shrouded in scaffolding but the firm is clearly visible.
Just seeing the ancient buildings is attractive enough but our guide was able to embellish it with stories of the past. The church is really attractive but it when our guide was explaining to us the reasons for the design of the houses and that...More
An open-air island museum full of ethnic Russian buildings transported and rebuilt from their original locations. We were part of a Viking Moscow/St. Petersburg cruise but independent travellers can travel to the island via hydrofoil from Petrozavodski. Entrance R500. There are snakes on the island...More
I knew nothing at all about the incredible wooden churches on Kizhi Island prior to my visit. But I was astounded and impressed! These historic, all-wooden churches are beautiful, inside and out. And the effort that has gone into preserving them is truly commendable. A...More
Kizhi Island is reached from the city of Petrozavodsk in a one and a half hour (70 km) journey on a hydrofoil. This small island is inhabited by the locals and is famous for the wooden structures including the Kizhi Pogost. The island is a...More
The wooden Orthodox church in Kizhi is the number one place in the world worth to visit. The church is extremely beautiful, historically valuable and is an architecture masterpiece built with no nail. And the nature around is untouched and special.
We stopped here as part of a cruise and the weather was appalling but the wind and rain actually added to the experience! A very interesting site. The main church is still under restoration and will remain so until 2020 but its still impressive and...More
The buildings in this area are amazing. We saw three of them on our shore excursion from our Viking River Cruise. It was raining when we were there, but we could still enjoy the interesting beauty of the design of these structures. There was a...More
The Karelia Region along the Volga-Baltic Waterway has been beautiful- thousands of islands in huge lakes, birch forests and tranquil waterways with glimpses of remote villages - and Kizhi Island in Lake Onega was beautiful and interesting. The 22 cupola summer church is undergoing renovation...More
We went there mid May, taking a river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and Kizhi was one of the many stops. It is a wonderful and recommendable experience, but I think it is also possible to book a separate... More
We went there mid May, taking a river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and Kizhi was one of the many stops. It is a wonderful and recommendable experience, but I think it is also possible to book a separate boat trip to Kizhi from Moscow. However, in March it is still very cold in Kizhi, and it can only be reached with the help of an icebreaker. In May the ice had just melted. The Transfiguration Church was indeed under restauration, but should be completed by now, but even if not, it wil still be worthwhile to go there.