Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Russian Federation
The pogost of Kizhi (i.e. the Kizhi enclosure) is located on one of the many islands in Lake Onega, in Karelia. Two 18th-century wooden churches, and an octagonal clock tower, also in wood and built in 1862, can be seen there. These unusual constructions, in which carpenters created a bold visionary architecture, perpetuate an ancient model of parish space and are in harmony with the surrounding landscape.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Kizhi Pogost", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.