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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Kyiv.

The monastery includes the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in the Ukrainian Baroque style (demolished in the 1930s and rebuilt in 1997-1998), the refectory with the Church of St. John the Divine (1713) and the bell tower (1716-1719). Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Winter in St. Michael Golden-Domed Monastery, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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

It is located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv, in Goloseyevsky district, near the village of Pyrohiv. The total area of the museum is 133.5 hectares. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Folk Architecture Museum in Pyrohiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fine examples of wooden architecture

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St. Andrew’s Church, located on St. Andrew’s Hill in Kyiv, is an Orthodox church named after Andrew the Apostle and built in the Baroque style by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754.

The church stands on the steep right bank of the Dnieper River, overlooking the historical part of Kyiv – Podil. St. Andrew’s Descent that goes down from the church connects the upper and the lower parts of the city. This is one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Kyiv. Photos by: Aleksey Novik.

St. Andrew Church, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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The Golden Gates of Kyiv

The Golden Gates of Kyiv is one of the few monuments of defense architecture of the ancient Russian state (Kievan Rus).

Construction of the gates was mentioned in chronicles during the reign of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, in 1037. This fortress-tower was the main ceremonial entrance to Kyiv. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Golden Gates of Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

the Golden Gates of Kyiv from above

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House of the Weeping Widow in Kyiv

The house of the “weeping widow” (sometimes called “Arshavsky House”) is a building in Kyiv, an architectural monument of local importance, situated at Liuteranska Street, 23 (the corner with Bankova Street).

The building was constructed in the style of early modernism by the architect Eduard-Ferdinand Bradtman at the expense of the merchant Sergei Arshavsky in the summer of 1908. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

House of the Weeping Widow, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

one of the architectural symbols of Kyiv

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Svirzh Castle – the view from above

Svirzh Castle, a unique monument of defensive architecture of the 15th-17th centuries, is located in the village of Svirzh in Peremyshlyany district of the Lviv region.

Built as a fortress, the castle lost its original appearance after the reconstruction carried out in the 17th century. Despite its advantageous location – on a hill surrounded by marshes and lakes – this palace-castle could hardly have a significant defensive value.

Svirzh Castle, Lviv oblast,  Ukraine, photo 1

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St. Cyril Church in Kyiv

St. Cyril Church in Kyiv, built in the mid-12th century, is one of the oldest surviving churches on the former territory of the ancient state of Kievan Rus. St. Cyril Monastery is located to the north-west of the historic center of ancient Kyiv (Oleny Telihy Street, 12).

After the collapse of Kievan Rus, the church was repeatedly repaired and rebuilt. Four domes on the sides were completed in the 17th century. In 1734, after a fire, St. Cyril’s Church was reconstructed in the Ukrainian Baroque style. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Cyril Church, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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House with Chimeras, also known as Horodecki House, is an amazing brick building in the Art Nouveau style, an object of cultural heritage located in Kyiv.

The house got its name because of the unique sculptural decoration placed both on the facade of the house and inside it (land and underwater fauna, hunting attributes, fabulous creatures). Photos by: Igor Golovach.

House with Chimeras, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

explore this architectural monument

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Mala Rostivka is a small village with a population of about 200 people located in Oratovsky district of the Vinnitsa region. Tourists rarely visit this remote place that has one of the best preserved palaces in the region.

The history of the palace is very vague. The only thing that is known is that it was built by the general of the Russian army Zabotin in the early 20th century. Mala Rostivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of General Zabotin, Mala Rostivka, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful palace made of red bricks

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Cosmas and Damian Church in Kolentsi

Kolentsi is a small village with a population of about 500 people located in Ivankivsky district of the Kyiv region, on the left bank of the Teteriv River.

The main attraction of the village is a wooden Church of Cosmas and Damian built in 1874. This is a rare and original example of folk architecture. Kolentsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Cosmas and Damian Church, Kolentsi, Ukraine, photo 1

unique church

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