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Pidhirtsi Castle, sponsored by the Polish Hetman Stanislaw Koniecpolski and built by Wilhelm Beauplan in 1635-1640, is a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications. It is located in the east of the Lviv region, in the village of Pidhirtsi.

The castle has a square shape. From the east, south, and west it is surrounded by a deep moat and ramparts. The park, laid out around the castle, belongs to the monuments of landscape art of national importance. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: alexdoomer2009.

Pidhirtsi Castle, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

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An elegant hunting castle-palace of the Counts Schonborn is located 10 km north-east of Mukachevo, in the Zakarpattia region.

In 1728, the Austrian Archbishop L.F. Schonborn received the vast land near Mukachevo as a gift from Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. The new owners chose a picturesque Beregvar tract for hunting and built a wooden hunting lodge. In 1890-1895, E.F. Schonborn built a beautiful stone castle-palace in its place.

Schonborn Castle-Palace, Mukachevo, Zakarpattia, Ukraine, photo 1

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Neo-Gothic Church of St. Clare, located on the shore of a small pond in Horodkivka (Zhytomyr region), can easily be mistaken for a tiny medieval castle.

This architecture is unusual for Central Ukraine – close intertwining of Romanesque and Gothic styles with a combination of natural stone with a red brick.

St. Clare Church, Horodkivka, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church


Kozelets is an urban village with a population of about 8,300 people located in the Chernihiv region, on the banks of the Oster River, 67 km south of Chernihiv. The highway from Kyiv to Chernihiv passes through the village.

Here you can find several interesting monuments belonging to Ukrainian cultural heritage – churches, built in the 18th-19th centuries. Photos by: camrador.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin (1762-1763). It is a unique monument, which combines elements of Ukrainian and Rastrelli baroque.

The churches of Kozelets, Chernihiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful churches

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The building of the railway station in Chernihiv is a monumental structure built in 1950, in place of the building destroyed during the Second World War.

The station, designed in red colors, has visible elements of the Russian style of the early 20th century. At the same time, the entrance has some elements of Ukrainian Baroque. Photos by: camrador.

Chernihiv railway station, Ukraine, photo 1

Stalin’s era architecture


Roman-Catholic –°hurch of St. Clara is a truly fabulous building which resembles a medieval castle. This miracle of architecture stands on the shore of a small pond in the village of Gorodovka (Andrushevsky district of Zhitomir region).

Architecture of Romanesque and Gothic styles are closely intertwined in this building. This architecture is not typical to the central Ukraine, that’s why the church is one of the main attractions of the region.

Roman-Catholic Church of St. Clara, Gorodovka, Zhitomir region, Ukraine, photo 1

church from a fairy tale

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Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1872) is a rare five-domed wooden church in the village of Lahodiv in Peremyshlyany district, Lviv region. The bell tower was built in 1854.

The church stands near the street leading to the water source, which is located a hundred meters from it. Single and dual narrow arched windows of the church look like loopholes. Services are held every week. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Lahodiv, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church

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Chernihiv is a city located in northern Ukraine, the administrative center of Chernihiv region.

It is the northernmost regional center of Ukraine, the historical center of left-bank Ukraine, and one of the oldest cities in the country first mentioned in 907. Chernihiv is recognized as one of the most eco-friendly cities in Ukraine.

Transfiguration Cathedral founded in 1033-1034

Chernihiv city sights, Ukraine, photo 1

walk the streets of Chernihiv




Let’s walk the streets of Mukachevo

Mukachevo is a town located in the center of Zakarpattia region. It is an important industrial and cultural center standing on the Latoritsa River, about 42 km from Uzhgorod.

Due to its very convenient geographical location (40-50 km from the border with Hungary and Slovakia, and 90-100 km from Romania and Poland), Mukachevo is a major transportation hub. This relatively small town is worth a visit to see its historic center and castle. Photos by: camrador.

The Town Hall (1904) – the most recognizable building in Mukachevo

Mukachevo, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the old streets of Mukachevo

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Construction of this building, located on Podvalnaya Street, 6 in Lviv, began in 1899 and lasted until 1901, when the fire station began its work.

It was designed by the outstanding Lviv architect of the late 19th – early 20th century Juliusz Hohberger (1840-1905) in collaboration with Ignatius Brunico.

Lviv fire station, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful building


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