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Despite the fact that Zhovkva, located near the city of Lviv, is a very small town, it is rich in interesting monuments of architecture.

One of them is the Church of the Holy Trinity – a beautiful wooden church built in 1720. This is an outstanding monument of architecture and monumental art of the Galician school. The Holy Trinity Church in Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Volya-Vysotska is a village with a population of about 1,700 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1598) – one of the oldest wooden churches in Ukraine and an architectural monument of national importance located near the highway Lviv – Rava-Ruska, near the cemetery. Volya-Vysotska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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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.

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Zhuravnyky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Horokhiv district of the Volyn region, on the highway LvivLutsk. The village was previously a town and was called Druzhkopil.

The most interesting construction in the village is the Orthodox Church of the Holy Great Martyr Saint Demetrios of Thessaloniki. Zhuravnyky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra is an Orthodox monastery located in the town of Pochaiv in the Ternopil region. It is the largest Orthodox temple complex and monastery in western Ukraine and the second largest in the country after Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.

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Berdychiv is a historic city located in the Zhytomyr region, 43 km south of Zhytomyr. The main attraction of the city is the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites – a majestic architectural complex with defensive walls, towers and a Catholic church in the Baroque style.

Originally it was a castle of the Tyszkiewicz family who owned this land since the 14th century. In 1630, the governor J. Tyszkiewicz gave the castle to the Catholic Order of Discalced Carmelites after his miraculous rescue from the Tatar captivity. Construction of the monastery lasted from 1634 to 1642. Photos by: camrador.

Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites in Berdychiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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St. Vladimir Patriarchal Cathedral (1862-1882) is an Orthodox cathedral located in Kyiv (Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, 20). It is a monument of neo-Byzantine architecture topped with seven domes.

The leading artists of the Russian Empire worked on the decoration of the cathedral. Today, it is the main temple of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Vladimir Cathedral, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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Novoselytsya, a village founded in 1600, is located in the Vynohradiv district of the Zakarpattia region. It is famous for its wooden church, Church of the Dormition, built in 1669.

The uniqueness of the church is that it is the smallest wooden Gothic church in Transcarpathia. Its proportions are considered ideal. The church is made of oak without a single nail.

Church of the Dormition, Novoselytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

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The oldest wooden church in Kovel, a town located in the Volyn region, is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Anne (1771). This church was moved to Kovel from the village of Vyshenky (Rozhyshchensky district) in 1994.

Today, in Ukraine, there are only two preserved wooden churches of the 18th century with this unique shape, which is more characteristic of the stone architecture. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Anne Catholic Church, Kovel, Ukraine, photo 1

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Skoryky is a small village located in Podvolochysky district of the Ternopil region. The main attraction of the village is a beautiful wooden church – Church of St. John the Evangelist, an architectural monument of national importance.

The exact date of construction is unknown. According to the legend, Bogdan Khmelnitsky with the Cossack army confessed and took communion in this church before the march on Zbarazh. So it could be built in the middle of the 17th century. The church on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St John the Evangelist Church, Skoryky, Ukraine, photo 1

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