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“wonderful open air museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

Pirogovo Open-Air Museum
Krasnozemnaya St. | Pirohiv, Kiev 02000, Ukraine
(044) 526-25-27
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Ranked #7 of 323 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Museums
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“wonderful open air museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

it is quite far from the city center, thus, you must either take a taxi or take the yellow midi-buses to Pirogovo. entrance is paid. there are lots of Ukrainian country style houses (called 'Hata') from different regions of Ukraine in this vast park. and some recreational places such as traditional food restaurants, handcrafts markets, fairs on national/religious holidays such as 'paska' (easter) or christmas (rozhdestvo).
country life is also animated with several activities for children as well as for parents (like pottery)

Visited October 2011
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“Lovely place to visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

An amazing place to visit, specially on Sunday if you have a free day. Old villages, wonderful windmills in the middle of a big and lovely field. nice open place to lunch, music, one of the best places to get a piece of the country culture.

Visited August 2012
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“Maree C - Australia”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This museum is not one to go to on a hot day as we did. It is quite a long walk around the whole place - some of it was interesting, some not. It typified old life and housing in the area.

Visited October 2011
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“Clem”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Art is in the eye of the beholder; some great work, some not so great, some with no greatness at all

Visited August 2012
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“A great day out in the fresh air”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Set a side at least half a day to work your way around this site. It is huge. The buildings are quite far flung and we only did a small proportion in the three hours we were there (although one hour was spent having lunch). It was a hot day, which made us less inclined to be energetic, but what we saw was well worth the effort - especially two churches. All the buildings have been brought to Kiev from various regions in Ukraine. The churches were made of wood and from the Carpathian Mountains. They were quite small inside but exquisitely decorated, with great icons. We were lucky to witness a baptism while in one, and we also saw a wedding party heading for another. There is also a school, priests house, farm, various windmills and artefacts. There is a "train" (ie an open air bus like you see in many coastal resorts) which can take you around, as well as a horse drawn carriage. We went on a Saturday, so there were several choirs singing traditional songs with the participants dressed in national costume. There were also a great number of stalls selling handicrafts and food stuffs (eg honey). There are a number of eateries, either sit down restaurants with both in-door and out-door seating areas as well as stalls. We had some delicious dumplings, while being serenaded by a trio of traditional musicians and singers reciting mournful ballads of love. The stalls sold fabulous looking sausages or kebabs. The only minus were the toilets - rather smelly portaloos. Go in the bushes if you need to!

Visited August 2012
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