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Chortkiv, first mentioned in 1427, is a small town with a population of about 29,000 people located in the Ternopil region, 75 km south of Ternopil.

In the central part of the town there is a number of preserved architectural and historical sights, low-rise residential buildings of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Let’s stroll through the streets of Chortkiv and take a look at some of its attractions. Chortkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Zaglinskiy.

explore the sights of Chertkiv

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Pnikut is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Lviv region, 78 km to the west of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

The main architectural landmark of the village is the Catholic Church of St. Nicholas built in the style of the Neo-Gothic in 1908-1911. It is an architectural monument of local importance. Pnikut on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

magnificent church

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Vykoty is a village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Sambir district of the Lviv region, 83 km south-west of Lviv.

The main architectural sight of the village is the wooden Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit built in 1671. This is one of the most beautiful churches in Galicia. Vykoty on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

beautiful wooden church

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Pidhaitsi is a small town with a population of about 2,700 people located in the Ternopil region of Ukraine, 68 km south-west of Ternopil. This town, first mentioned in 1463, has a rich history.

During the Second World War, it was almost completely destroyed. Despite this, several interesting monuments of architecture and history have been preserved here. Although, most of them are not in the best condition and need restoration. Pidhaitsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Andriy Bondarenko.

The central square in Pidhaitsi.

stroll around Pidhaitsi

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Shchyrets is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 5,700 people located in the Lviv region, 29 km south-west of Lviv. This settlement, first mentioned in 1113, has a rich history.

There are several interesting architectural monuments here. One of them is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin built on the basis of the fortifications of Shchyrets Castle on the Golden (Church) Hill. Shchyrets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque defensive church

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Serednje Vodyane is a large village with a population of about 6.5 thousand people located in the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region, 162 km southeast of Uzhhorod, near the border with Romania.

In the village there are two old wooden churches dedicated to St. Nicholas – The Upper Church of St. Nicholas and The Lower Church St. Nicholas – beautiful monuments of Transcarpathian architecture. Serednje Vodyane on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Upper Church of St. Nicholas.

two picturesque churches

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Velykyi Lyubin is an urban village with a population of about 4,600 people located in the Lviv region, 28 km south-west of Lviv. It is a famous balneological and mud resort in which there are also several interesting architectural monuments.

For example, the following palace-estate of Brunicki built in 1845, on the basis of an old castle founded in the 17th century. Brunicki Palace on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque small palace

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Bilorichytsya is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Pryluky district of the Chernihiv region, 166 km southeast of Chernihiv.

The main attraction of the village is the following unusual and picturesque outbuilding for visitors (1868) – the only preserved building of the Rakhmanovs’ estate. Bilorichytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

walk around the house

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Berdychiv, a historic city with a population of about 76 thousand people, is located 41 km south of Zhytomyr. In total, there are more than 90 monuments of history, architecture and monumental art here.

One of the most interesting architectural monuments of Berdychiv is the monastery-fortress of the Barefoot Carmelites – the Sanctuary of the Mother of God of the Holy Scapular. Berdychiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

beautiful architectural monument

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Spring in Kharkiv – after a heavy snowfall

Kharkiv is the second most populated city in Ukraine (about 1.5 million people) located in the north-eastern part of the country.

In the first days of March, a sudden heavy snowfall hit Kharkiv. Let’s walk through the streets of the city and see how it looks in the first week of calendar spring. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Assumption Cathedral (1771-1777) – a tall and slender church constructed in the style of the Ukrainian Baroque. The belfry with chimes is the tallest building in Kharkiv (89 meters).

Kharkiv in the early spring

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