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Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is a unique monastic complex. Founded in 1051, it is the oldest and one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

In fact, it is a real small town in the heart of Kyiv. Here you can find fourteen Orthodox churches, a monastery, seven museums, a printing house, etc. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Olyka is an urban village with a population of about 3,000 people located in the Kivertsy district of the Volyn region.

In the village there are two main architectural attractions located close to each other – a castle that for centuries belonged to the Radziwill family and a Roman-Catholic church. Olyka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Nyzhankovychi is an urban village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Starosamborsk district of the Lviv region, on the border of Ukraine and Poland.

On the territory of the former estate there is the Nyzhankovychi professional lyceum, where boys are taught woodworking and machine-building, and girls – hairdressing. In the middle of the estate garden you can see a beautiful building originally used as a library of the lyceum.

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Komarno is a small town with a population of about 7 thousand people located in the south-western part of the Lviv region, 45 km from Lviv.

One of the landmarks of the town is the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel built in 1754. It is one of the best examples of the Galician school of folk architecture. Komarno on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Potelych is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit – an Orthodox wooden church built in 1502. It is the oldest surviving wooden church in the Lviv region. Potelych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

one of the oldest churches in Ukraine

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The Uspenskyi Svyatohorskyi Convent is located near the village of Zymne, a few kilometers from the town of Vladimir-Volynsky in the Volyn region.

This historical and architectural monument includes the Assumption Church, sections of defensive walls with five gates and three corner towers, a gate bell tower in the south, and a refectory with a church. Zymne Convent on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Mytky is a small village located in the Barskiy district of the Vinnytsia region. The main attraction of the village is the former estate of Nikolai Chikhachev – a picturesque palace built of yellow bricks.

Nikolai Chikhachev (1830-1917), an admiral of the Russian Imperial Navy, acquired this estate in the 1860s. Later, he built a palace for the construction of which materials were imported from England. Around the palace he planted a park (10 hectares) for his daughter Sophia.

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Palanok Castle in Mukacheve

The Palanok Castle, also known as Mukacheve Castle, is the main attraction of the town of Mukacheve located in the Zakarpattia region. The castle stands on a 68-meter-high hill of volcanic origin, the total area of the castle is 13,930 square meters.

The exact date of the founding of the castle is unknown. For the first time it was mentioned in documents in the 11th century. The fortifications were built and rebuilt several times. The castle’s buildings that have survived to this day belong to the 14th-17th centuries. Today, there is a historical museum here. Photos by: Igor Salnikov.

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Ivane-Puste is a village with a population of about 2,000 people located in Borshchiv district in the south of the Ternopil region. The wooden church of St. John the Apostle, built in 1775, is a work of the Podolia school of folk architecture.

Unfortunately you can’t see the skill of carpenters of the past – the church is covered with a tin sarcophagus in order to preserve the monument. Ivane-Puste on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Trybukhivtsi is a large village with a population of about 4,000 people located in Buchach district of the Ternopil region. The main and in fact the only attraction of the village is the stone Catholic Church of the Relentless Help of Our Lady built in 1904-1923.

In Soviet times, the building was first used as a granary, and then as a garage. In 1992, the church was returned to local Catholics. Trybukhivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque church

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