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Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, the administrative center of Zakarpattia region. It is the Ukrainian “window to Europe”. The city is considered one of the most important Ukrainian and European historical centers.

Throughout its more than a thousand year history, Uzhhorod repeatedly passed from hand to hand, changing its rulers and “owners”.

Uzhhorod city architecture, Ukraine, photo 1

the sights of Uzhhorod

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Chernihiv is a city located in northern Ukraine, the administrative center of Chernihiv region (the northernmost regional center of the country).

It is one of the oldest cities in Europe (first mentioned in chronicles in 907). Chernihiv is the historic center of the Left-Bank Ukraine. It was one of the largest towns in the ancient Russian state.

Transfiguration Cathedral (the first half of the 11th century) – the oldest preserved monument of ancient Russian architecture

Ancient Chernihiv city, Ukraine, photo 1

explore Chernihiv

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This beautiful church built in the neo-Gothic style is located in Lviv, on Kropivnitsky Square. According to legend, originally, it was named in honor of the Empress Elizabeth Habsburg, the wife of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary Franz Joseph I.

Since 1991, the church is owned by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and is called the Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth. The photos were taken by neo7777vitaha.

The Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, Lviv, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s go on a tour

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St. Nicholas Church in Sasiv

The wooden church of St. Nicholas in Sasiv village (Zolochevsky district of Lviv region) was built in 1731. Although, according to some sources, it was founded in the 15th century. The church interior is decorated with a beautiful seven-tier iconostasis of the 17th century.

The domes of the church, placed close to each other, are its true ornament. The last restoration of St. Nicholas Church, the monument of architecture of Ukraine, was made in 2008.

St. Nicholas Church in Sasiv, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s look at the interior

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Medieval castle in Kamenets-Podolskiy

One of the main attractions of Kamenets-Podolskiy city, located in Khmelnitsky region, is its ancient castle.

Some fortifications on this place probably existed even in the times of Kievan Rus’. But the stone castle was built by Lithuanian princes Koriatovichi. The photos were taken by Alexandr Shvab.

Medieval castle in Kamenets-Podolskiy, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the castle

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Bila Krynytsya is a small village (170 people) located in Chernivtsi region, 12 km south of Chernivtsi city, near the border with Romania.

This village was the center of the Old Believers in Bukovina. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Old Believers, built in 1900-1908 by the means of Moscow merchant Gleb Ovsyannikov in honor of his son Alexander, is the main attraction of this place.

The Assumption Cathedral in Bila Krynytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting architectural monument

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Komarno is a small district town located in the southwestern part of Lviv region. The distance to Lviv is about 45 km.

The town is known for its old wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel, built in 1754. It is one of the finest examples of Galician folk architecture school. The photos were taken by Maxim Ritus.

St. Michael church, Komarno, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Old wooden church in Pirogovo museum

The Museum of Ukrainian Folk Architecture and Life is an architectural and landscape complex of historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine.

It is located on the southern outskirts of Kiev, near the village of Pirogovo. You can see many beautiful old buildings, for example, this wonderful wooden church. The photo was taken by Alex Shvab

Old wooden church, Pirogovo museum, Ukraine

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Ivano-Frankivsk is a city and administrative center of Ivano-Frankivsk region, significant economic and cultural center of western Ukraine.

The main attractions of Ivano-Frankivsk are located in the central part of the city, near Rynok (Market) Square. Therefore, it will take only about 2-3 hours to see all the main historical and architectural monuments. The following photos of the city were taken by Alex Shvab

Ivano-Frankivsk city, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful historic city

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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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