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About Kizhi

Kizhi, Russia

Situated at the north end of Lake Onega, Kizhi Island is home to the famed Open Air Museum of Architecture. Dozens of buildings, including wooden houses, windmills and two 18th-century wooden churches, illustrate Russia’s unusual and visionary architecture. Kizhi’s most famous building is the three-tiered, fairytale-like Transfiguration Church, dating from 1714. Also on the island are the 1862 octagonal bell tower and the Church of Intercession, built without a single nail.

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