The north shore of Lake Ladoga has many fascinating sights which have been here since Peter the Great moved the capital city to the shores of nearby Baltic Sea. Among the most beautiful of them, situated just beyond the monastery of Valaam, is the tiny village of Mandrogi, settled during the 18th century on the left bank of Svir River.
Prior to World War II, the village was a major Karellian mill town, as well as a fishing settlement that was hardly touched by time. WWII left it a burnt ruin, but after the fall of Soviet Union, a group of investors from Russia bought the land and invited the best woodworkers of the region to use their traditional skills and creativity to restore Mandrogi to its former glory. Between 1996-1999 its traditional buildings were restored, and currently the settlement is called Verkhny Mandrogi (Upper Mandrogi).
Cruise ship passengers who travel between Saint Petersburg and Moscow on the most popular waterway route of Russia frequent the cobbled streets of the town. The elaborate gingerbread-like woodwork attracts international tourists, a lot of whom spend a day in the local museums, each presenting another aspect of Russian folk life. The Museum of Russian Vodka is the most popular in Mandrogi. It features a collection of 2,800 types of vodka that was brought from all across Russian Federation and displays the different ways in which the drink is produced.
Craft workshops Join this popular attraction with painting and wood carving, lacework, pottery and weaving demonstrated. There is even a petting zoo in Mandrogi that contains local animals and plants, as well as a quail farm which features fresh quail eggs.
Highlights: Reconstructed traditional Russian village
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2 October, 2017