Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, Uzhhorod

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St Michael's wooden church (1777), from the Shelestove village, a classic example of folklore Lemko architecture, is a centerpiece of the museum.

Museum of Folk Architecture and Life is an open-air museum located in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. It features over 30 traditional structures collected from villages across Zakarpattia Oblast, the Ukrainian province of which Uzhgorod is the capital. According to Michael Benanav of The New York Times, "the museum's centerpiece is 16th-century St. Michael's Church, with a roof and onion-domed steeple covered in wooden shingles." [1] Uzhgorod Castle, located nearby, is an imposing fortress that housed the regents of the Habsburgs.

In English, the museum may also be known as Subcarpathian Rus' Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Customs, Uzhhorod Museum of Folk Architecture and Folkways or Uzhhorod Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life.

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  1. ^ Michael Benanav, "Onion Domes and Cellphones in Uzhgorod", The New York Times, January 29, 2006. The date in the New York Times article appears incorrect. The church is dated to 1777 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2006-08-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) according to 4-volume academic edition "Pamiatniki gradostroitelstva i arkhitektury Ukrainskoĭ SSR", Kiev, "Budivelnyk", 1983-1986. LCCN 84-179019

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Coordinates: 48°37′15.1″N 22°18′21.45″E / 48.620861°N 22.3059583°E / 48.620861; 22.3059583