The village Verkhnie Mandrogui is situated 270 km away from Saint-Petersburg, on the left bank of River Svir, between lakes Ladoga and Onega. The village was completely destroyed during the WWII. In 1996 it was recreated to present the traditions and crafts of Old Russia.
In Mandrogui you will see Russian styled wooden houses –“izbas”, richly decorated by paintings and wooden ornaments. In the main workshop craftsmen are working making matrioshkas, lace, ceramics, wood engraving, embroidery and many others. Visitors can take an hour to master their skills in one of the crafts.
The local tavern will offer its famous “pirozhki” (pies) with different fillings. You can also take a tour around the museum of locally produced vodka. The collection counts more than 2000 sorts! The village also has a mini zoo and an elk’s farm on its territory.
Things to See and Do
* Vodka Museum
* Wooden Houses
* Local arts & crafts
* Mini zoo
* Elk farm
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours to plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7
Port Location – The port is located in the centre of the village.
Travel Links – Mandrogui can be accessed by boat from St Petersburg.