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Jun/18

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Most Beautiful Churches of Sumy

Sumy is a city with a population of about 267 thousand people located in the north-east of Ukraine, the administrative center of the Sumy region.

It was named after the Sumka (literally meaning “bag”) River. According to the legend, three hunting bags with money (depicted on the city’s coat of arms) were found near the river – hence its name. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Trinity Cathedral (1901-1914) – one of the most beautiful churches of Sumy, looking similar to St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg (Russia).

Beautiful churches of Sumy, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old churches

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Shevchenkove is a very small village with a population of about 150 people located in the Halych district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, 28 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk.

Here you can find remains of old defensive ramparts and a unique architectural monument of national importance – Church of St. Panteleymon (1194), the oldest church in Western Ukraine.

St. Panteleymon Church in Shevchenkove, Ukraine, photo 1

elegant old church

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Staryi Chortoryisk, first mentioned in 1100, is a large village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Volyn region, 100 km northeast of Lutsk.

Here you can find a beautiful monument of architecture – the Dominican Church (1741-1753), one of the most valuable Baroque masterpieces in Volhynia. The project of the church was made by the architect Pawel Gizycki. Staryi Chortoryisk on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Dominican Church in Staryi Chortoryisk, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Baroque church

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May/18

29

Picturesque Old Houses of Mariupol

Mariupol is a large city located in the Donetsk region in the east of Ukraine, on the shore of the Azov Sea, a major seaport, as well as a climatic and mud resort. In 2016, Mariupol was recognized by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as one of the most comfortable cities for living in the country.

Mariupol has a large number of interesting old buildings constructed in the 19th – first half of the 20th centuries. Unfortunately not all of them are in a well-preserved condition. Let’s look at some of them. Photos by: Evgeny Sosnovsky.

The house of Dr. Gamper (1897) – one of the most interesting architectural sights of the city. Zems’ka Street, 45.

Picturesque Old Houses of Mariupol, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architecture of Mariupol

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Klits’ko is a small village with a population of about 250 people located in the Horodok district of the Lviv region, 43 km south-west of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – an architectural monument of national importance built in 1603. Klits’ko on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Assumption Church in Klits'ko, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful old church

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Kamianka-Buzka is a small town with a population of about 10 thousand people located in the Lviv region, 41 km north-east of Lviv. Here you can find several interesting monuments of architecture.

One of them is the wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1667) included in the Register of National Monuments of Ukraine. The belfry of the church was built in 1762. Kamianka-Buzka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Church in Kamianka-Buzka, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Apr/18

24

Gate Church of the Trinity in Kyiv

The Gate Church of the Trinity is an Orthodox church built above the Holy Gates of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv in 1106-1108. Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is one of the first monasteries of Kievan Rus and one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

In 1240, during the Mongol invasion, after the destruction of the Assumption Cathedral, the Gate Church of the Trinity became the main church of the monastery. The Gate Church on the Trinity on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Gate Church of the Trinity in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

the church with amazing interiors

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Pnikut is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Lviv region, 78 km to the west of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

The main architectural landmark of the village is the Catholic Church of St. Nicholas built in the style of the Neo-Gothic in 1908-1911. It is an architectural monument of local importance. Pnikut on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of St. Nicholas in Pnikut, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent church

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Vykoty is a village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Sambir district of the Lviv region, 83 km south-west of Lviv.

The main architectural sight of the village is the wooden Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit built in 1671. This is one of the most beautiful churches in Galicia. Vykoty on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Spirit Church in Vykoty, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Shchyrets is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 5,700 people located in the Lviv region, 29 km south-west of Lviv. This settlement, first mentioned in 1113, has a rich history.

There are several interesting architectural monuments here. One of them is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin built on the basis of the fortifications of Shchyrets Castle on the Golden (Church) Hill. Shchyrets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Nativity Church in Shchyrets, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque defensive church

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