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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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Vozdvizhenka is a residential area built in the early 2000s in the heart of historical Kyiv, at the intersection of Kozhumiatska, Dehtiarna, Honcharna, and Vozdvyzhenska streets.

This residential complex recreates part of old Kyiv. The houses are built in the architectural styles popular in the late 19th century: mainly Baroque and “Kyiv” Art Nouveau with Gothic variations.

Vozdvizhenka, Kyiv city, Ukraine, photo 1

explore Vozdvizhenka

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One sunny summer morning in Chernihiv

Chernihiv is a city located in northern Ukraine, the administrative center of the Chernihiv region. The most northern regional center of Ukraine, it is the historical center of left-bank Ukraine.

The city has a lot of beautiful architectural monuments and ancient churches. Take a walk and see for yourself. Photos by: camrador.

Institute of Agricultural Microbiology (former Glebov estate).

Sunny day in Chernihiv, Ukraine, photo 1

explore Chernihiv

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Schonborn Palace, the former residence and hunting lodge of the Counts Schonborn and the sanatorium “Carpathians” (since 1946), is located near the city of Mukacheve in the Zakarpattia region.

The palace was built by the Count Erwin Friedrich Schonborn-Bukhgeim in neo-romantic style, combining Romanesque and Gothic motifs, in 1890-1895.

Counts Schonborn Palace, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful palace

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Sharovka, a former manor house built in neo-Gothic style, is located in an urban village of Sharovka in Bogodukhov district of the Kharkiv region.

This manor, founded in the beginning of the 19th century, is a monument of architecture of national importance. Unfortunately there are no funds for maintenance of the complex today, and it gradually falls into decay.

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The roofs of Lviv

During your visit to Lviv, you should definitely go to the observation deck, located on top of the Lviv City Hall, to see the city from above.

The building is located in the heart of the old town, on the Market Square. Today, it houses the Lviv city council and the Lviv city administration, and above them you can find a 65-meter clock tower with a viewing platform. Photos by: mir-mak.

The roofs of Lviv, Ukraine, photo 1

Lviv from above

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