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Mar/19

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Gothic Reformed Church in Chetfalva

Founded in 1260, Chetfalva is a village of about 700 people located in the Berehove district of the Zakarpattia region, less than 1 km from the border with Hungary, about 90 km south-east of Uzhhorod.

Chetfalva is a rather unusual place, street names are in two languages: Ukrainian and Hungarian. It looks like a typical Hungarian village. Local architecture is also very distinctive. In the foreground, you see a futuristic building with a strange parabolic arch-belfry – the ensemble of the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit built in 1998-2001. Chetfalva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Gothic Reformed Church in Chetfalva, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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There is a number of old castles and fortified palaces all over Ukraine, especially in its western part, and you will need a lot of time to see them all. Since 2017, in the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi located in the Khmelnytsky region, you can do it in half an hour.

“Castles of Ukraine” is an open air miniature museum with beautiful replicas (1:20) of the 16 most famous castles of Ukraine recreated to the smallest detail. The Museum of Miniatures on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Zaglinskiy.

Museum of Miniatures Castles of Ukraine in Kamianets-Podilskyi, photo 1

the best Ukrainian castles in one place

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Korets is a small town with a population of about 7,200 people located in the southeast of the Rivne region, about 68 km east of Rivne. It is included in the list of historical towns of Ukraine.

There are about a dozen architectural monuments in Korets. One of them is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Anthony – the oldest church in the town built in Baroque style in 1706. Korets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Roman Catholic Church of St. Anthony in Korets, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful Catholic church

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Feb/19

7

Church of St. Nicholas in Lazarivka

Lazarivka is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the Monastyryska district of the Ternopil region, about 100 km southwest of Ternopil.

The main architectural sight of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas (1812) – a small wooden church resembling a ship. Lazarivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Lazarivka, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Muzhyliv is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the the Pidhaitsi district of the Ternopil region, about 63 km southwest of Ternopil.

One of the attractions of the village is an old wooden church, the Church of St. Basil the Great, built according to different source in 1590, 1703 or 1776. It was restored in 1992. Muzhyliv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Basil the Great in Muzhyliv, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

church in the colors of the Ukrainian flag

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Jan/19

29

Church of St. Paraskeva in Pluhiv

Pluhiv is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 78 km east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Paraskeva, a picturesque old wooden church built in 1715. This architectural monument belongs to the characteristic works of the Galician school of folk architecture. Pluhiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Paraskeva in Pluhiv, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Khotyn is a town with a population of about 9,200 people located in the Chernivtsi region, about 62 km north-east of Chernivtsi. This town is famous for its picturesque medieval fortress standing on the bank of the Dniester River.

The fortress has the status of a state historical and architectural reserve and is considered one of the seven wonders of Ukraine. A number of adventure movies were shot here, mostly in Soviet times. Khotyn Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Khotyn Fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent fortress

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Today, Kokhavyno is not a separate territorial unit. This place is located almost in the center of Hnizdychiv – an urban village in the Zhydachiv district of the Lviv region, about 70 km south of Lviv. It is a famous pilgrimage place.

The main attraction of this place is the Monastery of St. Gerard founded by the monks of the Carmelite Order in 1755. The monastery was founded near the wooden church built for the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kokhavyno in 1748. Monastery of St. Gerard on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Monastery of St. Gerard in Hnizdychiv (Kokhavyno), Ukraine, photo 1

amazing monastery

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Jan/19

15

Church of St. Nicholas in Nadrichne

Nadrichne is a village with a population of about 700 people located in the west of the Ternopil region, about 65 km from Ternopil.

The main architectural sight of the village is the Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1777). Nadrichne on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Church, Nadrichne, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting wooden church

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Jan/19

11

Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod

Uzhhorod, the capital of the Zakarpattia region, is located in the very west of Ukraine. This city at the foot of the Carpathians is the smallest regional center of the country, but has a rich and long history.

Winter in Uzhhorod is usually mild with an average temperature of about zero degrees Celsius. This winter, the first heavy snow fell in Uzhhorod only in January and the streets of the city decorated by the New Year and Christmas illumination became very picturesque. Photos by: uzh_city.

Snow-covered Streets of Uzhhorod, Ukraine, photo 1

snowfall in Uzhhorod

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