Private Tour: Shevchenkivskiy Hai Open-Air Museum
- Pickup available
- Duration: 3 hours
Head out on one of the most popular Galician tourist routes: a tour around the Golden Horseshoe of Lviv Region castles. Spend a day visiting 3 medieval castles, each of which features a unique architecture and an interesting history. Olesko, Pidhirtsi, and Zolochiv Castles have witnessed many important historical events. Thousands of tourists flock to these magical places to plunge into the history of Ukraine and take a quick trip to the Middle Ages. • Olesko Castle On a tour of the oldest Ukrainian castle, first mentioned in 1327, learn the amazing and mystical birth story of the Polish King Jan III Sobieski. Listen to a romantic legend about the ghosts of 2 lovers, who are still looking for each other, wandering along the dark corridors. Another story about the unlucky owner of the castle, who almost destroyed it while searching the tres aasure, promises to amuse. The galleries of th...
This is a comprehensive tour to the open-air museum “Shevchenkivskiy Hai” starts from your hotel, where you’ll meet your private guide. Then, you will drive to the museum, located in a picturesque area, near the High Castle Hill. Shevchenkivskiy Hai Museum gives a complete overview of the history and culture of the Western Ukraine. It territory is 9 ha, and it’s divided into 6 ethnographic zones, each of them has its own style and architecture. Walking through the narrow cozy paths, you will discover traditional Ukrainian huts, the yard and even six authentic wooden churches. Your guide will explain you the meaning of the household items you will see inside the houses. You will also see the oldest exhibit of the open-air museum – a peasant’s hut, constructed in 1749. One of the missions of the museum is to keep alive the original national folklore. The keepers of the houses willingly de...
Explore a wonderful corner of the world, as this tour will take you to landmarks less traveled to. Upon this tour visit the highlights of towns outside of Drohobych. Learn about the salt mining history from the 13th Century onwards. Hear about the life and times of Bruno Schulz, as a fine artist and writer of Jewish origin, see his Frescos in a local Museum. Take a trip to visit the completely unique St George Church. This church is one of the oldest and best preserved wooden churches in the world, which is why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the history of the Jewish life in Galicia before WWII. Take a visit through the Drohobych Synagogue (1842), which has been recently restored.
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