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Mar/19

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Church of the Holy Spirit in Rohatyn

Rohatyn is a small town with a population of about 8,000 people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 60 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk. This town is considered one of the historic places of Ukraine.

There are several interesting monuments of architecture in Rohatyn. One of them is the wooden Church of the Holy Spirit – a monument of folk architecture and monumental art of national importance included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Rohatyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Spirit in Rohatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Mar/19

16

Winter on Mount Synyak

Synyak (1,665 m) is a mountain with steep slopes in Gorgany, a system of mountain ranges in the outer strip of the Ukrainian Carpathians. This mountain is located within the Carpathian National Natural Park, in the Nadvirna district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Mount Synyak is a popular destination for hiking trails on weekends. From its top you can see the adjacent ridges. It also offers a magnificent panorama of the ski resort of Bukovel, as well as a view of the highest range of the Ukrainian Carpathians – Chornohora, with the mountains of Hoverla (2,061 m) and Petros (2,020 m). Mount Synyak on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Ryzhkov.

Winter on Mount Synyak, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

hike in the Ukrainian Carpathians

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Mar/19

10

Gothic Reformed Church in Chetfalva

Founded in 1260, Chetfalva is a village of about 700 people located in the Berehove district of the Zakarpattia region, less than 1 km from the border with Hungary, about 90 km south-east of Uzhhorod.

Chetfalva is a rather unusual place, street names are in two languages: Ukrainian and Hungarian. It looks like a typical Hungarian village. Local architecture is also very distinctive. In the foreground, you see a futuristic building with a strange parabolic arch-belfry – the ensemble of the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit built in 1998-2001. Chetfalva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Gothic Reformed Church in Chetfalva, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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Brody is a city with a population of about 23 thousand people located in the north-east of the Lviv region. In the past, it was one of the largest trade centers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. There are a lot of preserved architectural monuments here.

The Palace of the Counts Tyszkiewicz, built in the style of English neoclassicism in 1909-1912, is one of these monuments. The palace is surrounded by a park with a pond. In Soviet times, the building began to be used as the Brody Leshoz, a forestry organization engaged in accounting, reproduction, protection of forests. Tyszkiewicz Palace in Brody on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of the Counts Tyszkiewicz in Brody, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque mini-palace

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There is a number of old castles and fortified palaces all over Ukraine, especially in its western part, and you will need a lot of time to see them all. Since 2017, in the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi located in the Khmelnytsky region, you can do it in half an hour.

“Castles of Ukraine” is an open air miniature museum with beautiful replicas (1:20) of the 16 most famous castles of Ukraine recreated to the smallest detail. The Museum of Miniatures on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Zaglinskiy.

Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine in Kamianets-Podilskyi, photo 1

the best Ukrainian castles in one place

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Korets is a small town with a population of about 7,200 people located in the southeast of the Rivne region, about 68 km east of Rivne. It is included in the list of historical towns of Ukraine.

There are about a dozen architectural monuments in Korets. One of them is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Anthony – the oldest church in the town built in Baroque style in 1706. Korets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Roman Catholic Church of St. Anthony in Korets, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful Catholic church

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Feb/19

18

The Golden Gate of Kyiv

“The Golden Gate” (1018-1024), the main gate of old Kyiv, is a monument of defense architecture and one of the oldest buildings of Eastern Europe, one of the symbols of the capital of Ukraine. The gate was named by analogy with the Golden Gate in Constantinople.

This building remained the gateway to Kyiv until the 18th century, although over time it fell into disrepair. In 1832, the first measures were taken to preserve the Golden Gate. In 1982, to celebrate the 1500th anniversary of Kyiv, the Golden Gate was completely reconstructed. In 2007, the latest reconstruction was completed. The Golden Gate of Kyiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Golden Gate of Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

the gate to medieval Kyiv

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Peizazhna Alley is a recreation area in Kyiv created on the site of the old defense walls of the Upper Town. In 2009, Children Landscape Park was opened here – one of the most impressive and unusual places in the city. It is a great place for both kids and adults where you can take a lot of nice pictures.

The alley starts from the observation deck near the National Museum of History of Ukraine. It was laid in the early 1980s to allow tourists enjoy the views of Podil and the Dnieper from the height of the historic Upper Town. Peizazhna Alley in Kyiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Alex Cheban.

Children Landscape Park, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

bizarre park in the center of Kyiv

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Feb/19

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Church of St. Nicholas in Lazarivka

Lazarivka is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the Monastyryska district of the Ternopil region, about 100 km southwest of Ternopil.

The main architectural sight of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas (1812) – a small wooden church resembling a ship. Lazarivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Lazarivka, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Muzhyliv is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the the Pidhaitsi district of the Ternopil region, about 63 km southwest of Ternopil.

One of the attractions of the village is an old wooden church, the Church of St. Basil the Great, built according to different source in 1590, 1703 or 1776. It was restored in 1992. Muzhyliv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Basil the Great in Muzhyliv, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

church in the colors of the Ukrainian flag

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