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Wooden architecture in Arkhangelsk

Arkhangelsk can be rightly considered the capital of wooden architecture. Just a hundred years ago wooden buildings were prevalent in the city. Now in the Malye Korely museum of wooden architecture tourists can immerse themselves in the atmosphere of old times and learn what the Russian North looked like long before the city of Arkhangelsk was built. Fortunately, there are wooden houses, which date back to over a hundred years ago, in the city too. So if you don’t have an opportunity to go out of town, you can learn about the wooden architecture of Arkhangelsk in the city itself.

Please note that wooden architecture is more than buildings made of wood. It involves regarding wood as art and highlighting its aesthetics.

On our site you will find information about a number of Russian wooden architecture monuments. Chumbarov-Luchinsky Avenue, one of the most beautiful streets of the city, can be regarded as an open-air museum. It gives us a clue about how Arkhangelsk looked like more than a hundred years ago. Such monuments of wooden architecture as Filatov’s house, Rokitina’s house, Ovchinnikova’s house and many more are located on this street. In the “Audio Excursions” section of the site you will find a Chumbarov-Luchinsky Avenue audio guide. In the “Routes” section of the site you will find “Arkhangelsk – a wooden fairytale” route which can help you learn more about the city’s past.

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to learn about wooden architecture of the Russian North!