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Torhiv is a small village with a population of about 170 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, 91 km east of Lviv.

In the central part of the village there is a picturesque wooden church – the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church built in 1846. Torhiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Assumption Church in Torhiv, Ukraine, photo 1

colorful church

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Makhnivtsi is a small village with a population of about 180 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 90 km east of Lviv.

On the outskirts of the village there is a picturesque monument of wooden architecture – the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian (1697). Restored in 1970, this church is a monument of architecture of national importance. Makhnivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Makhnivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Palace of Strachocki in Mostyska

Mostyska is a small town with a population of about 9 thousand people located in the Lviv region, 69 km west of Lviv, near the Ukrainian border with Poland.

The most interesting architectural monument of the town is the former palace of Antony Strachocki constructed in the Romantic style with Neo-Gothic elements. It is located in the north of Mostyska, in the suburb called Rudnyky. Palace of Strachocki on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Strachocki Palace in Mostyska, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful castle-palace

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Jul/18

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Church of St. Michael in Chesnyky

Chesnyky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Rohatyn district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, 71 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Michael (also known as the Church of St. Nicholas and the Church of the Ascension) of the 13th century – an architectural monument of national importance and one of the oldest churches in Western Ukraine. Chesnyky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Michael Church in-Chesnyky, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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Tshchenets’, first mentioned in 1418, is a small village with a population of about 570 people located in the Mostyska district of the Lviv region, 75 km west of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Joseph built in 1924-1928. In 1950-1955 and 1957-1989, the church was closed and used as an administrative building. Tshchenets’ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tshchenets, Ukraine, photo 1

very elegant church

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Vysloboky is a small village with a population of about 390 people located in the Lviv region, 19 km to the north-east of the center of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1762-1763), an architectural monument of national importance. Vysloboky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Immaculate Conception Church, Vysloboky, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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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

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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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