Museum of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life

Top choice in Suzdal

This open-air museum across the river from Suzdal's kremlin offers a fascinating glimpse into the traditional lives of rural folk in this area. Besides log houses, windmills, a barn, and lots of tools and handicrafts, its highlights are the 1756 Transfiguration Church (Преображенская церковь) and the simpler 1776 Resurrection Church (Воскресенская церковь).

A number of local artisans sell traditional crafts at a row of stalls set up on the left side of the site. They include Maria Frolova, whose beautiful pieces of filigree embroidery make lovely, unique gifts.

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