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Vitoslavlitsy museum of wooden architecture in Veliky Novgorod photo

An interesting sight of Novgorod the Great, the Vitoslavlitsy museum of wooden architecture, is 4 kilometers from the city, on the road running along the Lake Myachino. It would be better to combine a visit to the museum with a trip to the St. Yuri Monastery, which is in the immediate vicinity of the Vitoslavlitsy museum.

The Vitoslavlitsy museum of wooden architecture was founded in 1964, when they began to bring there wooden churches and houses from the northern regions of Russia. The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary from the village Peredky is considered the most interesting exhibit of the museum. According to an inscription on one of its bells, it was cast for the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in 1539. It is the most ancient and also the biggest and most beautiful church in the Vitoslavlitsy museum. Its quaint architectural shape, an octahedron on the cross-shaped base, was spread in that period of time.

The Church of St. Nicholas from the village Vysoky Ostrov built in 1767 is an interesting example of a tier church of the Russian church. The main elements of the church are on the same line. By the size, it is a bit smaller than the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary.

On the shore of the Lake Myachino the Assumption Church dating back to 1595 is located. It was the first church that was installed at the Vitoslavlitsy museum in 1964. Also, at the Vitoslavlitsy museum one can see many dwellings of 18-19 centuries. The every day life of past centuries is reflected in the characteristic features of the dwellings and household buildings.

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Wooden churches of 16-18 centuries from the villages of the northern regions of Russia
Bedroom of a wooden izba (log cabin) - interior of the past centuries
Chapel from the village Kashira, 1745
Church of the Nativity of Mary from the village Peredky, 1531
Dining-room in the izba of well-to-do people from the northern regions
Church of Assumption from the village Kuritskoye
Wooden houses on the main street of the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Interior of a peasant house (izba) at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Housekeeping area of the house of a well-to-do landholder at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Church of the Nativity of Mary from the village Peredky, 1531
Church of St. Nicolas from the village Myakishevo at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Wooden churches from different villages of the northern regions at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Church of St. Nicolas from the village Vysokiy Ostrov at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Authentic village landscape at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Wooden churches of the Vitoslavitsy Museum in Veliky Novgorod
Covered arcades of wooden churches at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Door of a wooden church of 16 century at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Gallery in one of the wooden houses at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Yekimova`s izba from the village Ryshchevo, 1882
Wooden barn at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Small chapel from the village Gar`, 1698
Front side of a peasant house at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Housekeeping area of a wooden house at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Wooden granary at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Support wooden structures at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Church of St. Nicolas from the village Vysokiy Ostrov, 18 century (left), and the Church of Assumption from the village Nikulino, 1599 (right)
Wooden churches from various villages of the northern regions at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Park at the Vitoslavitsy Wooden Architecture Museum
Chapel from the village Pestovo at the Vitoslavitsy Museum
Main street at the Vitoslavitsy Museum