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“Must see lifelike old Russian village”

Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture
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Private Full-Day Trip to Velikiy Novgorod from St. Petersburg
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“Must see lifelike old Russian village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Vitoslavitsy is a park stocked with relocated wooden structures, showing the typical structures used in rural life in Russia: residential homes, churches, workshops, stables, banyas etc.
You can actually enter the houses and chant with real people sitting inside, see the furniture and home appliances and watch people involved in ancient trades.

Visited July 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

I was a little skeptical about going to the Vitoslavitsy Museum and figured that it would be very cheesy and not for the hardcore traveling types. And while some of the aspects of the museum where on the cheesy side, it was an overall pleasant experience. The wooden architecture shows visitors what sorts of housing past Russian generations lived in and exactly how so (the houses are furnished inside and include real life dressed up people). The best part of the museum was seeing the actual houses and churches from the outside. They are beautifully made and come out great in pictures. If you want to lie a little back home, you can take photos and pretend that those houses are not part of a museum but in a isolated Russian village somewhere. Also, the museum is relatively easy to get to from the Novgorod Kremlin. Once you exit the Kremlin and go to the parking lot, directly across the street is a busy bus stop. Get on the #7 bus (15 rubles), and it will take you directly in front of the museum and pass some beautiful rural scenery as well. It's about a 20 minute ride out.

Visited May 2012
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