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Zaluzhzhya is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the Zbarazh district of the Ternopil region, 25 km to the north-east from Ternopil.

The main architectural attraction of Zaluzhzhya is Transfiguration Church – a defensive church built on the site of an earlier (now defunct) defensive monastery in 1600. Transfiguration Church in Zaluzhzhya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Defensive Church of Transfiguration in Zaluzhzhya, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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Basilian Fathers Monastery in Zhovkva

The Basilian Fathers Monastery of the Nativity of Christ with the picturesque baroque Church of the Holy Heart of Christ was built on the site of the wooden Basilian church in the town of Zhovkva in 1612.

Initially, the complex was made in the Renaissance style and had a defensive character. Reconstruction, carried out in 1905, completely changed its appearance. Basilian Monastery in Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Basilian Fathers Monastery in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

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Pidhirtsi Castle (1635-1640) is a relatively well-preserved monument of late Renaissance and Baroque architecture surrounded by defensive structures.

Located about 90 km east of Lviv, in Pidhirtsi village of the Lviv region, it is one of the best in Europe examples of a Renaissance palace with bastion fortifications. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps

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Despite the fact that Zhovkva, located near the city of Lviv, is a very small town, it is rich in interesting monuments of architecture.

One of them is the Church of the Holy Trinity – a beautiful wooden church built in 1720. This is an outstanding monument of architecture and monumental art of the Galician school. The Holy Trinity Church in Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Church in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque monument of wooden architecture

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Volodymyr-Volynskyi is a town with a population of about 39,000 people located in the south-western part of the Volyn region. This town, first mentioned in chronicles in 988, is one of the oldest towns of Kievan Rus.

One of the main attractions of the town is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin – the oldest architectural monument in Volhynia built in 1156-1160, restored in 1896-1900. The Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

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Zhovkva is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located 30 km north of Lviv and 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border.

One of the main attractions of the town is Zhovkva castle – a monument of Renaissance architecture built in 1594-1606. Zhovkva Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Castle of the Renaissance Era in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

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Bozhykivtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Khmelnytskyi region, 66 km southeast of Khmelnytskyi.

In the late 19th – early 20th centuries, the Polish nobleman Zdzislaw Kolonn-Chesnovsky built in Bozhykivtsi a luxurious estate. This is one of the rare cases when an old manor house has been relatively well preserved. Bozhykivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of Kolonn-Chesnovsky in Bozhykivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque red brick mansion

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Volya-Vysotska is a village with a population of about 1,700 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1598) – one of the oldest wooden churches in Ukraine and an architectural monument of national importance located near the highway Lviv – Rava-Ruska, near the cemetery. Volya-Vysotska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Volya-Vysotska, Ukraine, photo 1

colorful wooden church

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Medzhybizh Fortress is located in the village of Medzhybizh in the upper reaches of the Southern Buh River, 30 km east of Khmelnitsky and 4 km north of the highway E50 (M12).

This monument of fortification architecture built in the Renaissance style in the middle of the 16th century is included in the State Register of the National Cultural Heritage of Ukraine. Medzhybizh Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fortress in Medzhybizh, Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque fortress

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The former estate of Sharivka, located in the south-west of the Kharkiv region on the bank of the Merchyk River, is one of the most beautiful palace and park complexes in Ukraine.

The main attraction is the Sharivka Palace – a white stone manor house built in the neo-Gothic style. Locals also call it the “White Swan”. Sharivka Palace on Google Maps.

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