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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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St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv from above

St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv is an Orthodox church in honor of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called built on the Andriyivskyy Hill in 1749-1754.

This church in the Baroque style, designed by the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, stands on the steep right bank of the Dnieper, over the historic part of the city – Podil. Andriyivskyy descent goes down from it connecting the upper city with the lower one. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Andrew's Church in Kyiv, Ukraine - the view from above, photo 1

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Piddubtsi is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Lutsk district of the Volyn region, 16 km east of Lutsk.

The main attraction of the village is the nine-headed Orthodox Church of the Intercession, originally – the Uniate Church, built in 1745. Piddubtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Intercession Church in Piddubtsi, Volyn region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful multi-headed church

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Holy Trinity Church in Trostyanets

Trostyanets is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Kivertsi district of the Volyn region.

The main attraction of the village is the Holy Trinity Church built in the first half of the 17th century. It is a great example of the defensive architectural style, unique for the historical Volhynia. Holy Trinity Church in Trostyanets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Church in Trostyanets, Volyn region, Ukraine, photo 1

unique church

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Greek Catholic Monastery in Krekhiv

Krekhiv monastery of St. Nicholas Fathers Basilian, founded in 1612, is located in the village of Krekhiv in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region, about 40 km north-west of Lviv.

The monastery ensemble is a monument of architecture of national importance of the 17th-18th centuries. The walled area of the monastery has the shape of an irregular pentagon.

Greek Catholic Monastery in Krekhiv, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

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