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Pidhirtsi Castle (1635-1640) is a relatively well-preserved monument of late Renaissance and Baroque architecture surrounded by defensive structures.

Located about 90 km east of Lviv, in Pidhirtsi village of the Lviv region, it is one of the best in Europe examples of a Renaissance palace with bastion fortifications. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps

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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.

fly over Zhovkva Castle

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Nov/17

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Attractions of Ukrainian Bessarabia

Bessarabia is a historical region located in south-eastern Europe between the Black Sea and the Danube, Prut, and Dniester rivers. Today, the coastal and northern parts of Bessabaria belong to Ukraine, the central part – to Moldova.

This video is a short overview of the sights of Ukrainian Bessarabia (turn the subtitles on).

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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.

picturesque red brick mansion

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Oct/17

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Attractions of Ukrainian Polissya

Beautiful video about attractions of Ukrainian Polissya – a wide, almost 100 kilometer strip of land in the north of the country, about 20% of the entire territory of Ukraine.

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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.

beautiful multi-headed church

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Oct/17

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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.

unique church

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Sep/17

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Wonderful autumn in the Poltava region

Poltava oblast is a region located in the center of Ukraine – the sixth largest region of the country famous for its beautiful nature and various places of interest.

Here is just a small part of what the Poltava region can offer – a beautiful video shot in November.

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Sep/17

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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.

fly over the monastery

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Aug/17

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Kaminne Selo State Geological Reserve

Kaminne Selo (literally meaning “stone village”) is one of the little-known interesting places in Ukraine – several hectares of forest on which large boulders are scattered.

A lot of these stones resemble rural houses, there is a “square” with a “school”, and even a “church”. Most tourists visit a stone with “footprints of God”, there is a special ladder attached to it. Photos by: nastya_paw.

very mysterious place

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