Tours in Kizhi
World glory covered the Kizhi churchyard in 1990year, when it was included in the UNESCO list of cultural heritage of the famous. On the territory of the State Historical and Architectural Museum "Kizhi" is an ancient ensemble, created in the XVIII-XIX centuries Russian architects and is a unique sample of wooden architecture. For fans of Russian culture and history tours in Kizhi - a great opportunity to get acquainted with the amazing buildings, which are known even in the farthest corners of the planet.
History and geography
Kizhi Island, which stretches the same name and, Located on Lake Onega museum. In summer, access to the architectural ensemble of the island is easiest on cruise ships, sailed from the river port berths Petrozavodsk. Travel time will not exceed 1 hour and 15 minutes. In the winter tours to Kizhi possible on the ice of Lake Onega. Road paving from pits and Sibovo villages. Equally popular and travel by helicopter.
History of Kizhi Island is inextricably linked with the construction of smelters in its territory. Copper ore was discovered here in the XVII century and at the same time the island appeared enterprises for its processing.
Wooden architectural monuments of the islandrefer to the list of the most amazing works of Russian architecture. UNESCO experts appreciate their importance and believe that they are "exceptional examples of" traditional architecture only in Karelia, but also in the whole of the Finnish-Scandinavian region.
The most famous church, greets participantstours in Kizhi - the temple of the Transfiguration. Its construction began in 1714 and construction feature is that the log house was built without a single nail. 22 head adorn the magnificent temple of beauty and sparkle in the sun like silver.
Briefly about the importance
- The island has no hotels and other opportunities to stop for the night. You can spend the night in a guesthouse nearby.
- If a tour to Kizhi is planned to carry on its own private water transport, parking permit will have to request to the security service of the Museum-Reserve.
- No campgrounds, picnics or fires on the island are not allowed.