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Huklyvyi village, founded by immigrants from Galicia in 1588, is located in the southeastern part of Volovets district of the Zakarpattia region.

The main sight of the village is an old wooden church – Church of the Holy Spirit, built in the 18th century. The church is a masterpiece of wooden architecture of Verhovina (the mountainous area within the Ukrainian Carpathians).

Holy Spirit Church, Huklyvyi, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

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Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovych is one of the oldest universities in Ukraine. It is located in the city of Chernivtsi, the capital of the Chernivtsi region.

The university was founded in 1875, on the basis of a theological seminary. In 1940, after the accession of Northern Bukovina to the USSR, the university was transformed into the Soviet state university with teaching in the Ukrainian language. Photos and video by:

Chernivtsi National University - a view from above, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architectural monument


Uzhhorod Castle is the historic heart of the city of Uzhgorod, the capital of the Zakarpattia region. The castle, originally built by the Drugeth family in the Middle Ages and rebuilt several times, is a mixture of architectural styles and materials of the 13th-18th centuries.

Since 1947, the castle is used as a museum of local lore. This monument is one of the most visited tourist sites of Uzhgorod and Ukraine. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Uzhgorod Castle from above, Ukraine, photo 1

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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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