Pirogovo

Photos - Oleg Stelmakh, http://elektraua.livejournal.com Editing - Nataliya Urzhuntseva Music - Vopli VidopliassovaPirogovo lies at the southern end of Kiev. You can take a marshrutka there, take a taxi or drive. By car the skansen is not more than 30 minutes drive from the city center. Well hidden as most interesting places in Ukraine, you have to look carefully for a sign 'Muzey' crouched under trees to find your way. When the weather is nice Pirogovo is probably the best place to relax, take a walk and enjoy the peace so close to the city.Things you'll see Various types of houses, churches and mills either brought from or constructed as originals from different regions of Ukraine. The construction of Pirogovo began only in 1969 but the look and feel of 17th and 18th centuries have been successfully recreated. Inside the houses there are usually souvenier shops, in the churches you can see icons, old altars and other religious items. You can also get a guided tour (ask at the entrance).Things to do There are several restaurants and cafes in the skansen as well as a shashlik place so you can rest and try all kinds of traditional Ukrainian food. The craftsmen have a little market there so you can look and buy away - handmade table cloths, embroidery, shoes, wooden kitchenware, accessories, sculptures, pictures, hats and more is on sale. You can also take a ride in a horse carriage - 30 UAH for a ride that lasts about 15 minutes.http://www.go2kiev.com/view/pirogovo.html