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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

beautiful monument of wooden architecture

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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

wonderful wooden church

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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Kyiv.

The monastery includes the cathedral church in honor of the Archangel Michael built in the Ukrainian Baroque style (destroyed in the 1930s and rebuilt in the mid-1990s), the refectory with the Church of St. John the Divine (1713) and the bell tower (1716-1719).

St. Michael Monastery, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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Holy Trinity Monastery in Mezhyrich

Mezhyrich Holy Trinity Monastery is a complex of monastic buildings of the 16th-17th centuries located in the village of Mezhyrich, 38 km south-east of Rivne.

This monastery is an outstanding architectural monuments of Ukraine because of its layout, composition, mix of secular, religious and defensive features, Renaissance decor. Mezhyrich Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Monastery, Mezhyrich, Rivne region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful monastery

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Church of St. Nicholas in Sokyrnytsya, a village in the Khust district of the Zakarpattia region, is one of the oldest wooden churches of Transcarpathia, a nice example of wooden Gothic.

The church was originally built in the village of Shashvar (present Trosnik in the Vynohradiv district) in 1709. In 1770, the rebuilt church was moved to Sokyrnytsya. Near the church you can see a tall bell tower of the same year of construction.

St. Nicholas Church, Sokyrnytsya, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing church

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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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Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ is the main cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, located in Kyiv at Nikolsko-Slobodskaya Street, 5 (the nearest subway station – “Levoberezhnaya”).

Construction of the cathedral, designed by the architect N. Levchuk, lasted 12 years. It was opened on March 27, 2011. The height of the cathedral is 60 meters; it can accommodate up to 1,500 people. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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Pokrovsky Convent in Kyiv from above

Pokrovsky Monastery in Kyiv is an Orthodox convent located at Bekhterevskyi Lane, 15. It was founded by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna Romanova on January 11, 1889. Construction of St. Nicholas Cathedral of the monastery began on August 21, 1896.

The first stone of the cathedral was laid by the Emperor Nicholas II, the second – by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the third – by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna. Construction of the cathedral lasted for 15 years. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Pokrovsky Convent, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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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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