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Your Day Trip To Pyrohiv, Ukraine!

Posted by Lindsay Hall on 5/1/15 10:04 AM

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All of you ILP Ukraine volunteers are lucky because Pyrohiv is close enough for one rad day trip.

Quick ILP UpdateThis post was written prior to the war and information is likely out of date. We’re keeping this post live in hopes to update it once travel and peace returns to Ukraine.

If you are visiting Kiev, Ukraine and are looking for some unique things to do, we have found your go-to spot to see — Pyrohiv. Anyone who is headed to Europe will need to soak up as much of the history and the culture as possible, which usually means visiting quite a few museums. We're into the traditional museum experience, but Pyrohiv is a bit different. 

What Is Pyrohiv?

Pyrohiv is a big open air museum dedicated to folk architecture and folkways of Ukraine (um, that's cool). You will get to see an original Ukrainian village that is hundreds of years old and see their way of life (super cool). From dirt roads to straw roof houses to the gorgeous, towering windmills, it's so cool to be able to see how people used to live in this historic area. You might also run into a few roaming goats, which we're not mad about. 

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How Can I Get There?

Pyrohiv is located just south of Kiev (which is where our ILP volunteers are living) and is fairly easy to get to. Thanks to the handy transportation in Kiev, you can travel there via bus or trolley.  

You can take trolley-bus 11. It starts at Vystavkovy Tsentr, but you may board it at metro Ipodrom as well.  You'll need to walk a bit from the stop, but it's easily done. 

You can also take midi-bus 496 to the museum entrance from the Lukyanivska metro. 

Need one more option? We thought so — Take Metro Line 2 to Vystavkovyi tsentr Station and transfer to bus 507. The bus will take you directly to the entrance.

As an ILP volunteer, you’ll spend about a half day on volunteering Monday - Friday, have weekends off, plus get vacation days to see even more, so there won't be any issues finding time to get in a day trip to Pyrohiv ... except for the fact that there really is tons to do in this country, you might have a hard time picking what to explore! 

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Anything Else?

Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Daily 
40 UAH per adult ticket 

If you are planning a trip out to Pyrohiv, make sure you give yourself a full day there. The museum covers 1.5 kilometers and has 300 exhibits with 70,000 artifacts.

You can also rent bicycles near the entrance if you'd rather not walk. 

Oh, and make sure you bring your cameras because it is absolutely beautiful there. Another piece of advice ... bring a picnic lunch! There are cafes there where you can try traditional Ukrainian food on the "food street", but the setting is perfect for a picnic if you'd rather. 

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Need more Ukraine in your life?

Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out the ILP blog  for ideas on things to do in Ukraine and our favorite vacation spots, as well as a few travel tips — but click below to learn more about actually volunteering here!

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