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Walking thought Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

by Olga Usachova - 6 years ago

In the half-hour drive from the city center of Riga, on the banks of Lake Jugla, there is an unusual place. Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum is one of the oldest and largest open-air museums in Europe. The museum installed and equipped with 118 ancient buildings of the historic districts of Latvia: Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Latgale and Zemgale - from the late 17th century to the second half of the 30s of the 20th century. The museum located yards Latvian peasants, artisans and fishermen. All available for inspection a permanent exhibition: household items and items needed for the interior - all that characterizes the era. Visitors can get acquainted with the farms lived in Kurzeme fishermen Russian Old Believers. The museum was founded in 1924, so compared to other similar museums in other parts of the world differs uniqueness of their exposure, because it had been gathering in the years when many objects are preserved and not destroyed by wars. The open air museum covers an area of ​​87.66 hectares of pine forest in Riga, on the banks of Lake Jugla.


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