Obinitsa Museum

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.