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State Historical and Architectural Reserve Khotyn fortress is a medieval fortress located in a small town of Khotyn in Chernivtsi region. It is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine.

Khotyn fortress is a magnificent example of medieval defensive architecture in Ukraine, one of the most significant architectural monuments of Bukovina. Photos by Alexandr Shvab

Khotyn fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

history comes alive here

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Chernivtsi is a city located in southwestern Ukraine, 40 km north of the border with Romania, on the right bank of the Prut River. The city is the historic center of Bukovina and, along with Lviv, is considered the cultural center of western Ukraine.

For centuries, Chernivtsi formed as a city with unique varied architecture and rich cultural heritage. The historic center of the old town is almost completely preserved architectural ensemble of the 19th – early 20th centuries. Photos by Alexandr Lipilin

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Chernivtsi – a wonderful historic city

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Sep/14

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The views of Lviv from the City Hall

At first glance, the tower of Lviv City Hall doesn’t look very promising in terms of city views it can offer.

But after you’ve climbed the tower (the height is 65 meters), you realize that it is worth it. Photos by horoshiyblog

The views of Lviv from the City Hall, Ukraine, photo 1

enjoy the beauty of the historic city

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Koropets, a small town located in Monastirsky district of Ternopil region, is known for the elegant palace of Count Stanislav Badeni built in the early 19th century.

Originally, the building was designed in classic style. In 1906, Count Stanislav Badeni rebuilt an old palace in the style of Viennese Renaissance.

Badeni palace, Koropets, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful palace

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Jul/14

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Abandoned Moorish palace near Odessa

Petrovka village is located about 60 kilometers from Odessa. Middle of an ordinary village, you can suddenly see a beautiful abandoned palace built in the Moorish style.

Recently, the manor ruins were sold at a price of two-bedroom apartment in Odessa (about 80,000 USD). Let’s walk around this beautiful and very unusual place. Photos by Vitaliy Milevich

Abandoned Moorish palace near Odessa, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque ruins

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What a beautiful view! Church of St. Olga and Elizabeth stands on Kropivnitsky Square in Lviv. It is a cathedral of Greek Catholic Church built in neo-Gothic style in 1903-1911. Photo by anderver

St Olga and Elizabeth church, Lviv, Ukraine

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Jun/14

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Kamenets Podolskiy – the Stone Town

Historic center of Kamenets Podolskiy, one of the most ancient Ukrainian cities, is very beautiful. From some angles it looks like a fairytale town.

Thanks to unique combination of historical, architectural, town-building heritage, the river Smotrich canyon landscapes, the “Old town Kamenets Podolskiy” is declared a state historical and architectural reserve. Photos by Alexander Kotenko

Kamenets Podolskiy - the Stone Town, Ukraine, photo 1

a fairytale town

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May/14

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Beautiful architecture of Lviv

The architecture of Lviv, almost not affected during the wars of the 20th century, reflects many European styles of different historical epochs.

After fires in 1527 and 1556, there are almost no traces of Gothic Lviv, but later epochs (Renaissance, Baroque, and Classicism) are well presented.

The historic center of Lviv with architectural monuments of the 14th-17th centuries is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Photos by anderver

Beautiful architecture of Lviv, Ukraine, photo 1

walk the streets of Lviv

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May/14

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Walking the streets of Kolomiya

Kolomiya is a relatively small town located in Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine. The town is known for its well preserved buildings of the late 19th – early 20th centuries.

Central historical part of Kolomiya is very well appointed, the streets are paved with stone, everything is clean and tidy. This town can be called Ivano-Frankivsk in miniature. Photos by Alexandr Lipilin

The Museum of Pysanka (painted Easter egg)

Kolomiya, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s take a walk

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Kamenets Podolskiy is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine known for its unique combination of historical, architectural and urban heritage. “The Old Town” is declared a state historical and architectural reserve.

There are about 200 monuments of the 9th-19th centuries in the city. Kamenets Podolskiy has almost completely preserved historic center without inclusions of the 20th century architecture. Photos by Denis Mukimov

Ancient city of Kamenets Podolskiy, Ukraine, photo 1

take a walk

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