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obzor The museum’s collection features the 120-foot high Church of the Transfiguration of Our Savior, a structure made famous by its 22 domes. Other tourist attractions includes dozens of wooden houses, windmills, chapels and barns. The peasant culture is represented with craft demonstrations and folk ensembles.

Kizhi (Russian: Ки́жи; IPA: [ˈkʲiʐɨ], Karelian: Kiži) is an island near the geometrical center of the Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District), Russia. It is elongated from north to south and is about 6 km long, 1 km wide and is about 68 km away from the capital of Karelia, Petrozavodsk.

Farming and other traditional activities
From the early times, the most important occupation of the islanders was farming. All available area, about half of the island was converted to fields; from the remaining half, a quarter was rocky and the rest occupied by swamps. On one occasion in the 18th century, two villages were moved from Kizhi island to the nearby infertile mainland to free land for farming.

The Soviets knew how to collect things.

They simply ordered it so. In the 1960s, they ordered many nearby ancient wooden homes, windmills, and churches transported to Kizhi Island. Located in Lake Onega in the republic of Karelia, today Kizhi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an
astounding array of characteristic Russian architecture. The 16th-century St. Lazarus church of the Muromsky Monastery is one of oldest wooden chapels in Russia. Drafty though it may be, the 22-dome Transfiguration Cathedral, a log structure standing 120 feet tall, was built in 1714 without a single nail.

 

Kizhi Grace Guest House

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Kizhi Grace Guest House is located on the Lake Onega, in the village of Yersenevo 1 km from Kizhi Island, and features a garden, a tour desk and Russian steam bath. Free Wi-Fi access is provided in public areas.

The bright rooms are decorated with wooden furnishings and feature a private bathroom.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant upon prior request. A microwave and a kettle are available.

After a busy day, guests can relax in the shared lounge. The guest house offers boat excursions of the surroundings and has its own milk and meat farms.

The hotel can be reached by a Meteor Boat which goes from the Rechnoy Port in Petrozavodsk.

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