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St. Michael Church in Svalyava

Svalyava is a small town with a population of about 17 thousand people located in the center of the Zakarpattia region, in a picturesque valley surrounded by mountains.

One of the main attractions of the town is St. Michael Church (1759), situated on the southern outskirts. This is one of the most perfect churches of Transcarpathia and a beautiful example of Lemko folk architecture.

St. Michael Church, Svalyava, Zakarpattia, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful monument of wooden architecture

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The passenger railway station in Kharkiv, also known as the South railway station, is one of the most important transportation hubs in Eastern Ukraine.

The current building of the station, built in the style of “Stalin’s empire” with elements of classicism, was opened November 2, 1952. The previous building was destroyed during the Second World War.

The height of the towers is 42 meters, the diameter of the tower clock – 4.25 meters. In 2003, the station was renovated for the 350th anniversary of Kharkiv.

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Novoselytsya, a village founded in 1600, is located in the Vynohradiv district of the Zakarpattia region. It is famous for its wooden church, Church of the Dormition, built in 1669.

The uniqueness of the church is that it is the smallest wooden Gothic church in Transcarpathia. Its proportions are considered ideal. The church is made of oak without a single nail.

Church of the Dormition, Novoselytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful Gothic church

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The oldest wooden church in Kovel, a town located in the Volyn region, is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Anne (1771). This church was moved to Kovel from the village of Vyshenky (Rozhyshchensky district) in 1994.

Today, in Ukraine, there are only two preserved wooden churches of the 18th century with this unique shape, which is more characteristic of the stone architecture. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Anne Catholic Church, Kovel, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful monument of wooden architecture

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Skoryky is a small village located in Podvolochysky district of the Ternopil region. The main attraction of the village is a beautiful wooden church – Church of St. John the Evangelist, an architectural monument of national importance.

The exact date of construction is unknown. According to the legend, Bogdan Khmelnitsky with the Cossack army confessed and took communion in this church before the march on Zbarazh. So it could be built in the middle of the 17th century. The church on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St John the Evangelist Church, Skoryky, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful wooden church

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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Kyiv.

The monastery includes the cathedral church in honor of the Archangel Michael built in the Ukrainian Baroque style (destroyed in the 1930s and rebuilt in the mid-1990s), the refectory with the Church of St. John the Divine (1713) and the bell tower (1716-1719).

St. Michael Monastery, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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The central street in Cherkasy, a regional center of Central Ukraine, is called Khreshchatyk, probably in honor of Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv.

Here you can find the most interesting buildings in the city. Let’s take a walk on the street and see for yourself. Photos by: Lioshko Nikiforov.

Shcherbina House (Wedding Palace).

Khreshchatyk Street in Cherkasy, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful street

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In Sutkivtsi, a small village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Yarmolinetsky district of the Khmelnitsky region, there is an amazing Orthodox church constructed in the 15th century.

This unique fortress-church built of gray stone with pointed, cone-shaped towers and loopholes is definitely a beautiful architectural monument.

Holy Protection Fortress-Church, Sutkivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

unique fortified church

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The Roman-Catholic church of St. Nicholas, built in the stylized Gothic forms with tall arrow spiers at the beginning of the 20th century, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Kyiv.

Construction began in August 1899, after a group of Catholics appealed to the governor of Kyiv with the request for permission to build a church. By that time, the city already had one Roman-Catholic church (Alexander Cathedral), but, given that there were more than 40 thousand Catholics in Kyiv, one cathedral was not enough. Photos by: Alexei Novik.

Gothic Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful cathedral

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Church of St. Nicholas in Sokyrnytsya, a village in the Khust district of the Zakarpattia region, is one of the oldest wooden churches of Transcarpathia, a nice example of wooden Gothic.

The church was originally built in the village of Shashvar (present Trosnik in the Vynohradiv district) in 1709. In 1770, the rebuilt church was moved to Sokyrnytsya. Near the church you can see a tall bell tower of the same year of construction.

St. Nicholas Church, Sokyrnytsya, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing church

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