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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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Tshchenets’, first mentioned in 1418, is a small village with a population of about 570 people located in the Mostyska district of the Lviv region, 75 km west of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Joseph built in 1924-1928. In 1950-1955 and 1957-1989, the church was closed and used as an administrative building. Tshchenets’ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tshchenets, Ukraine, photo 1

very elegant church

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Vysloboky is a small village with a population of about 390 people located in the Lviv region, 19 km to the north-east of the center of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1762-1763), an architectural monument of national importance. Vysloboky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Immaculate Conception Church, Vysloboky, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Jun/18

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Khmelnytskyi – the view from above

Excellent aerial survey of Khmelnytskyi – a city with a population of about 270 thousand people located on the Southern Buh River, 323 km south-west of Kyiv, the administrative center of the Khmelnytskyi region.

This city is an important economic and cultural center of the historic region of Podilia.

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Jun/18

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Most Beautiful Churches of Sumy

Sumy is a city with a population of about 267 thousand people located in the north-east of Ukraine, the administrative center of the Sumy region.

It was named after the Sumka (literally meaning “bag”) River. According to the legend, three hunting bags with money (depicted on the city’s coat of arms) were found near the river – hence its name. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Trinity Cathedral (1901-1914) – one of the most beautiful churches of Sumy, looking similar to St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg (Russia).

Beautiful churches of Sumy, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old churches

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Shevchenkove is a very small village with a population of about 150 people located in the Halych district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, 28 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk.

Here you can find remains of old defensive ramparts and a unique architectural monument of national importance – Church of St. Panteleymon (1194), the oldest church in Western Ukraine.

St. Panteleymon Church in Shevchenkove, Ukraine, photo 1

elegant old church

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When it comes to Old Halych, the capital of Galicia, and later the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia, we mean not the present town of Halych, but the village of Krylos located southwest of it, in the Halych district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Most of the monuments of archeology, architecture and history of the old capital are found here, which together with the historical center of Halych and several other nearby historical places form the national reserve “Old Halych”. Krylos on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Old Halych of Galicia in Krylos, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the very center of Galicia

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Jun/18

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Best Tourist Destinations of Ukraine

Ukraine is a country situated at the European crossroads that strikes with breathtaking landscapes, ancient historical sights, and unbelievably honest and generous residents. There are so much you would like to see either on your own or during a romantic trip with your girlfriend.

Thousands of tourists explore Ukraine annually from the Carpathians straight to the Black Sea. Still, it is always a challenge which city to start from and which can be a perfect icing on the cake “Exploring Ukraine”. Well, today we will back you up. Here you have top Ukrainian cities the foreigners enjoy returning to.

most popular cities in Ukraine

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