Kolomyya is a wonderful city with a very expressive character of the Austro-Hungarian buildings, with the population - 70 thousand inhabitants, which situated on the river Prut. This is a sparkling place of the Precarpathians, the pearl of the soul of the Hutsul region. It is believed that the city was founded in the IV cent. In old times the city was famous as a commercial and military center.
The downtown attracts tourists with nice, orderly streets, numerous buildings on the verge of XIXth and XXth cent., with lavish secession or eclectic decoration. Over centuries the Town Hall, built in 1877 in place of a wooden one has been a symbol of Kolomyya.
The museum of Easter Eggs (Pysankas) located in the most original architectural building of the city, which has become a distinguishing card of Kolomyya and which attracts visitors from all countries. The museum is egg-shaped. Inside is the exhibition of fifteen hundred exhibits. A complete collection of the museum includes over 12 thousand eggs.
The museum of Hutsulshchyna is situated in magnificent three-storey building which was built in 1902 by the design of architects L. Becker and N. Krvchovskyi. The collections of the institution number over 30,000 items –; rare and valuable works of folk art of Hutsul and Pokuttia regions of Western Ukraine. First of all, these differ in terms of composition, ornamentation, colour complexity of mens and women’s clothes from different villages of Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttia, items of clothing –; serdaks, keptars, coats etc.