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Schonborn Palace, the former residence and hunting lodge of the Counts Schonborn and the sanatorium “Carpathians” (since 1946), is located near the city of Mukacheve in the Zakarpattia region.

The palace was built by the Count Erwin Friedrich Schonborn-Bukhgeim in neo-romantic style, combining Romanesque and Gothic motifs, in 1890-1895.

Counts Schonborn Palace, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful palace

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Church of St. Basil the Great in Ovruch

Church of St. Basil the Great is the oldest church of the small town of Ovruch located in the northern part of the Zhytomyr region.

The church, a part of a complex of St. Basil Convent, is an architectural monument of national importance. The church was built by Prince Rurik Rostislavovich in 1190.

St. Basil Church, Ovruch, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

classic ancient Russian church

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The main sight of Danylovo village, located on the territory of Khust district of the Zakarpattia region, is an unusual wooden church of St. Nicholas built in 1779.

Danylovo Gothic church is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful churches in Transcarpathia. Today, after the restoration made in 1968, it is one of the finest examples of Carpathian wooden churches of the 18th century. Danylovo village on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Gothic wooden church in Danilovo, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

unique wooden church

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Snowy winter on Mount Pip Ivan

Chernohora is the highest ridge in the Ukrainian Carpathians and Chernaya Gora, also known as Pip Ivan, is one of the highest of its vertices (2,020 meters).

The mountain is located in the south-eastern end of the mountain range, on the border of Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. Mount Pip Ivan on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

Snowy winter, Mount Pip Ivan, the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

the main sight of the mountain

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In the Carpathians the haymaking period usually begins in June and ends in September. At this time of the year, almost every picture taken here has amazing color transitions – from bright green to burning-orange.

It’s like a carpet of different shades which covers the slopes of the Carpathians. And of course Carpathian haystacks add a special charm. Photos by: Sergiy Kotko.

Yellow-green world of the Carpathians during haymaking, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing colors

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The village of Isaevo, located in the Nikolaevsky district of the Odessa region, has several interesting architectural monuments. One of them is a quite well-preserved mansion, once belonged to the landlords Kuris from Odessa.

The mansion stands on the banks of the Tiligul River. Near this place the river is dammed and forms a picturesque pond – a popular vacation spot among local residents.

Kuris mansion, Isaevo, Odessa region, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the place

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Losyach is a small village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Borshchiv district of the Ternopil region. The Roman-Catholic church of St. Anthony of Padua, built in the early 20th century, is the main attractions of the village.

This neo-Gothic church amazes with its harmony. Its slim spire rising high in the sky, the rough texture of the walls, and small buttresses on the sides give the church a medieval appearance. Losyach village on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

St. Anthony Catholic Church, Losyach, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

very elegant church

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In winter, the Ukrainian Carpathians, part of the Carpathian mountain range in the west of the country, are like a remarkably beautiful place from a fairy tale.

Let’s go on a trip to the area near Mount Chorna Klyva (1,719 meters), located on the border of Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. Photo by: Alexander Kotenko.

Winter fairytale of the Ukrainian Carpathians, photo 1

explore the snowy country

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Hutsul Alps (also known as Marmarosy) is a mountain range located on the territory of Romania and Ukraine (in the southern part of the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region). Ukrainian part of the mountains is called Rakhovsky mountains.

Marmarosy is the most diverse and picturesque mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians thanks to high altitude (over 1,900 meters), diverse geological structure, deep valleys (up to 1,500 meters). The Ukrainian-Romanian border passes through them. Photos by: Alexander Kotenko.

Autumn in Hutsul Alps, the Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

let’s go hiking in the mountains

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Pidhirtsi Castle, sponsored by the Polish Hetman Stanislaw Koniecpolski and built by Wilhelm Beauplan in 1635-1640, is a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications. It is located in the east of the Lviv region, in the village of Pidhirtsi.

The castle has a square shape. From the east, south, and west it is surrounded by a deep moat and ramparts. The park, laid out around the castle, belongs to the monuments of landscape art of national importance. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: alexdoomer2009.

Pidhirtsi Castle, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

take a walk around the castle

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