Culture lives in Obinitsa village
If you are interested in leelo, the ancient Seto singing tradition that is included in UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, you should definitely visit the Obinitsa Museum in Setomaa. Through the stories of Seto women and the Seto language, the museum talks about leelo and its importance over the centuries.
In the museum, you can also learn how Seto women and men should dress according to tradition. Next to the Obinitsa museum is tsässon, a small village chapel, where you can also explore.
As Värska village is the administrative “capital” of Setomaa, Obinitsa is a cultural center. This is all the more accurate given that the small village of Obinitsa held the title of The Cultural Capital of Finno-Ugric Peoples in 2015.
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Harju County MuseumLinnuse 9, Keila, Harjumaa
Contemporary Art Museum of EstoniaKursi 5, Tallinn
Karilatsi Open Air MuseumKarilatsi, Kanepi vald, Põlvamaa
Seaplane Harbour – The Estonian Maritime Museum (closed Jan–May 2024)Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn
The Oskar Luts House MuseumRiia 38, Tartu
Estonian Museum of ArchitectureAhtri 2, Tallinn
Kihnu MuseumLinaküla, Kihnu vald, Pärnumaa
Juhan Kuus Documentary Photo CentreTelliskivi 60a-5, 10412 Tallinn
A Printing and Paper Arts CentreKastani 48f, Tartu
Kumu Art MuseumWeizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, Tallinn
The Red TowerHommiku 11, Pärnu
The Old ObservatoryUppsala 8, Tartu