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The Church of the Nativity of Christ, a monument of architecture of national importance, stands in the center of Halych, a historic town located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 25 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk. The exact date of the construction of the church is unknown.

It was first mentioned in the 14th century as the main church of the artisan district of old Halych. In 1593, the church was officially assigned to the pottery workshop. Church of the Nativity of Christ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of Christ in Halych, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful monument of architecture

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Attractions of Northern Bukovina

Bukovina is a historical region located between the middle reaches of the Dniester River and the main Carpathian range, in the Chernivtsi region of Ukraine and Romania.

Bukovina is known for its beautiful landscapes and unique people, rich history and culture.

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Bishche (Buszcze in Polish), founded in 1086, is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the Berezhany district of the Ternopil region, 66 km west of Ternopil.

The main attraction of the village is the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1624-1638) – a defensive religious building, an architectural monument of national importance. Bishche on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Defensive Roman Catholic Church in Bishche, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque defensive church

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Bairaky is a large village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the southeast of the Chernivtsi region, 29 km from Chernivtsi.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin combining the Baroque style and the Galician school of church architecture. Bairaky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Bairaky, Ukraine, photo 1

church with built-in iconostasis

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Radenychi is a village with a population of about 1,100 people located in the west of the Lviv region, 77 km from Lviv.

On the territory of the village there is the second oldest wooden Catholic church in Ukraine – the Roman Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in 1754. Radenychi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Second Oldest Wooden Catholic Church in Ukraine, photo 1

old wooden church

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Church of the Three Saints in Lemeshi

Lemeshi is a village with a population of about 600 people located in the Kozelets district of the Chernihiv region, 60 km south of Chernihiv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Three Saints (Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom) built in the Baroque style in 1755. Lemeshi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Three Saints Church in Lemeshi, Ukraine, photo 1

nice Baroque church

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Torhiv is a small village with a population of about 170 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, 91 km east of Lviv.

In the central part of the village there is a picturesque wooden church – the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church built in 1846. Torhiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Assumption Church in Torhiv, Ukraine, photo 1

colorful church

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Makhnivtsi is a small village with a population of about 180 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 90 km east of Lviv.

On the outskirts of the village there is a picturesque monument of wooden architecture – the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian (1697). Restored in 1970, this church is a monument of architecture of national importance. Makhnivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Makhnivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Palace of Strachocki in Mostyska

Mostyska is a small town with a population of about 9 thousand people located in the Lviv region, 69 km west of Lviv, near the Ukrainian border with Poland.

The most interesting architectural monument of the town is the former palace of Antony Strachocki constructed in the Romantic style with Neo-Gothic elements. It is located in the north of Mostyska, in the suburb called Rudnyky. Palace of Strachocki on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Strachocki Palace in Mostyska, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful castle-palace

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Church of St. Michael in Chesnyky

Chesnyky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Rohatyn district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, 71 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Michael (also known as the Church of St. Nicholas and the Church of the Ascension) of the 13th century – an architectural monument of national importance and one of the oldest churches in Western Ukraine. Chesnyky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Michael Church in-Chesnyky, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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