Carpathians for

the Historian

Do you delight in reading every placard in a museum exhibit? Is learning about past cultures a deeply satisfying adventure? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

 

The Carpathians are one of the most interesting regions of Ukraine, which has been preserving its culture, history, and originality for generations. The local indigenous inhabitants, called Hutsuls, differ from other Ukrainians in their speech, clothing, and type of dwelling. They are proud of their cultural heritage, their talents, creativity, and inventiveness are deep within their bones. Widespread examples of their artisan folk art include pysankarstvo (egg painting), as well as richly colored embroidery and ornaments. Distinctive Hutsuls’ wooden churches embody their ancient beliefs and combine the experiences of ancestors, historical events, and the wealth of human spirituality. Churches of the XVII – XX centuries have been painstakingly preserved. Each church has its own history and architectural features. This region is rich in other history, as well. Here you can find traces of the Austrian Empire, Polish State, and two World Wars. Local museums will help you explore many areas’ history and culture.

DIVE INTO HISTORY & CULTURE
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Museums

Go beyond viewing exhibits and partake in a master class

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Festivities

Whatever the season, you’ll be able to join in on the celebrations

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Hutsul Immersion

Experience the traditions and culture of the indigenous pastoral highlanders 

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Churches

Discover each church's  unique charms