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.
Museums in Estonia
Adamson-Eric MuseumLühike jalg 3, Tallinn
The Kehra MuseumRaudtee 7, Kehra, Harjumaa
Children’s Museum Miiamilla (closed until January 2024)L. Koidula 21c, Tallinn
19th Century Tartu Citizen’s MuseumJaani 16, Tartu
The Arvo Pärt CentreKellasalu tee 3, Laulasmaa, Harjumaa
Mati Unt MuseumKoidula 17, Tallinn
MOMU Motorsports MuseumTööstuse 3, Turba
Karilatsi Open Air MuseumKarilatsi, Kanepi vald, Põlvamaa
Long HouseVabrikuväljak 8, Kärdla, Hiiumaa
Kiek in de Kök Museum and Bastion TunnelsKomandadi tee 2, Tallinn
Saatse MuseumSamarina, Setomaa vald, Võrumaa
The University of Tartu MuseumLossi 25, Tartu