Skansen in Kolochava

Immediately after the village of Negrovets, the houses of the large village of Kolochava begin. Its population is more than 7 thousand inhabitants. To go from one end of the village to the other, you have to lose a lot of time, because the length of Kolochava is more than 15 kilometers. Kolochava consists of five villages: Lazy, Horb, Bradolets, Suhar, Mereshor.

In his time, Kolochava was famous for the novel “Mykola Shugai” by the Czech communist writer Ivan Olbracht. The novel is devoted to the fate of the last Carpathian opricho. To this day, many tourists from the Czech Republic visit Kolochava every year.

Скансен у Колочаві

If you walk around the countryside, you can hear the sound of the marshy ground snapping. It is because of this sound under the feet of the peasants, who fled to these places from their masters, that the name of the village comes from, because there really is clucking around (“circle of clucking”). Another legend connects the origin of the name of the village with the Kolochavka River, which flows through the village. The name of the river comes from its stormy nature. The water in the raging river is muddy (turbid). According to another legend, once upon a time in the village of Ust-Chorna, a young peasant named Chavka, who came from a poor family, was sent to serve in the army. Chavka ran away from the service and settled in the forest, even married a girl from Ust-Chorna. When her mother was asked where her daughter went from the village, she answered “Kolo Chavka”. That is how the village of Kolochava appeared.

Photo and video of the open-air museum in the village of Kolochava

A brief overview

🗺 Location N48°25’24.1204″ E23°42’32.5416″
🔰 Date of establishment 06/14/2007
🧭 Distance from Mizhhirya 32.5 km
🚙 Road for Auto and on foot
🏕 Stand with a tent No
🏡 Housing nearby Kolochava
☕ Cafes and shops Kolochava

On the rise in the center of the village, to the left of the road, stands the majestic Church of the Holy Spirit with a bell tower. The temple was built in 1795 by master Ferenc Tekka. The church is slender and perfectly proportioned: the high tower above the nave ends with a baroque dome. The wooden two-story belfry, which stands nearby, is covered with tin. Due to inter-confessional disputes between the Orthodox and Greek-Catholic religious communities of the village, the temple is empty and is a museum. The last restoration of the temple and bell tower was carried out in 1969-1970.

Kolochava is known primarily as a museum village. As many as ten museum institutions operate here. They are dedicated to folk architecture, narrow-gauge, Bokorash, Soviet school, Czech school, Arpad line, internationalist soldiers, UPA soldiers and Ivan Olbracht. Each museum impresses with its uniqueness and inimitability.

In addition, as many as twenty sculptures have been installed in Kolochava. Here you can find monuments dedicated to workers, shepherds and teachers. In total, half a hundred memorial objects are located in Kolochava.

The unique Shwegan Bird Park is also located in Kolochava. A local enthusiast has collected a huge collection of exotic birds in it.

There is a “School of Shepherding” in Kolochava, where tourists are given the opportunity to try themselves as a shepherd: drive a flock of sheep out to pasture, cook cottage cheese and milk goats and sheep.

In the spring, you can admire the real purple sea in Kolochava – the saffron valley is located here.

How to get to the Museum of Architecture and Life “Stare Selo”

 Walking route

🔰 Start From the parking lot near the museum
🚶 Walking distance A walk through the museum

On the map

What is interesting nearby

Other interesting places

Собор Святого Духа
The Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit was built in the 18th century with elements of the Baroque
Етнографічний центр І. Ольбрахта
The ethnographic center of the famous Czech writer I. Olbracht, where he collected national material for his famous works, is
Скансен у Колочаві
First of all, you need to visit the village-museum of Kolochava, where 10 unique objects of cultural heritage with a
Реабілітаційний центр бурого ведмедя
Children should definitely visit the rehabilitation center for brown bears in the Synevyr National Nature Park. It is the only
Водоспад Шипот
A visit to the uniquely beautiful Shipot waterfall will be no less impressive. It originates from a deep underground spring,

Tours and excursions

Accommodation nearby

Restaurant and hotel complex "Orion"
st. Shevchenka, 90, Mizhgirya
+380 ....

from 650 ₴/night
Restaurant and hotel complex "Non stop"
st. Nezalezhnosti 63, Mezhgorye
+380 ....

from 700 UAH/night
Hotel "Fortuna" in Mizhhiria
Mezhhirya, st. G. Dobry, 30
+380 ....

from 600 ₴/night
Еко готель “Ізки”, Міжгір’я
Izky, Mizhhirya
+380 ....
from 590 ₴/night
Ресторанно-готельний комплекс «Арніка», Міжгір’я
Son Polyana village, Krasny tract
+380 ....

from 700 ₴/night

Leisure nearby

Spruce house
Mizhgirya, st. Turianytsya, 6
+380 ....
Restaurant Grunok (Under the waterfall)
Pylypets, 343-a, Mizhgirya district
+380 ....
Restaurant brewery ZIP
Transcarpathian region, Mizhgirya, Nezalezhnosti, P21, 4
+380 ....
Trembita Restaurant in Mizhhiria
Transcarpathian region, Mizhhirya township, 62A Khustska Street
+380 ....
Restaurant of recreation center Kamyanka
Synevyr Pass, 1. Mizhhirya township. Transcarpathian region
+380 ....