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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

explore the monastery

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Aug/16

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Let’s go hiking on Chornohora range

Chornohora mountain range is one of the most beautiful places in Ukraine stretching for 40 kilometers from north-west to south-east. It is a border between Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts.

Chornohora is the highest mountain system in Ukraine. Only here you can find mountain peaks about 2 km high. This mountain range is known for its preserved mountain ecosystems and virgin forests. The area is part of the Carpathian reserve and Carpathian national park. Photos by: levk_777.

Chornohora range, Carpathians, Ukraine, photo 1

go to the mountains

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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

beautiful cathedral

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Vinnitsa is a city with a population of about 370 thousand people, the administrative center of the Vinnitsa region.

Let’s take a walk through the city and look at the main attractions of Vinnitsa including the square with an old water tower and Ukraine’s largest musical fountain. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

Vinnitsa city, Ukraine, photo 1

stroll through Vinnitsa

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The main attraction of Vyshka village, located in Velykyi Bereznyi district of the Zakarpattia region, is an old wooden church of the Archangel Michael.

This church, an architectural monument of national importance, was built approximately in 1700. At the end of the 20th century, the roof of the church was covered with iron plates, which greatly changed its original appearance. Vyshka village on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Archangel Michael, Vyshka, Ukraine, photo 1

the church that looks like an ironclad

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Kolomyia is a relatively small city with a population of about 60 thousand people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, 62 km southeast of Ivano-Frankivsk.

This is one of the most beautiful cities of Ukraine with the restored historic center and a large number of architectural monuments. Let’s take a walk through the streets of Kolomyia and look at some of them. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

Kolomyya city, Ukraine, photo 1

walk the streets of Kolomyia

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Jul/16

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Probably the best film about Pripyat

“Pripyat. Another Life” is an excellent film about what happens with the city of Pripyat, abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster, today.

Despite the human tragedy, nature continues normal course of events reviving a new life.

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Burdyakivtsi is a small village with a population of about 1 thousand people located in the Borshchiv district of the Ternopil region. The main attraction of the village is a small Catholic Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary built at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries.

The church was closed in Soviet times. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was restored and returned to believers. Burdyakivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church in Burdyakivtsi, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

small and harmonious church

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The Historical and Cultural Complex “Zaporizhia Sich”, located in the north-east of the island of Khortytsia in Zaporizhia, is a reconstruction of the Cossack fortress of the 16th-18th centuries, recreating the image of the Cossack capital and the atmosphere of the time.

This picturesque town-museum, officially opened in 2009, harmoniously blended into the surrounding natural landscape and became one of the most interesting attractions of the city. Zaporizhia Sich on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Novik.

Zaporizhian Cossacks Museum, Khortytsia, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the Cossacks Museum

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Jun/16

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St. Michael Church in Svalyava

Svalyava is a small town with a population of about 17 thousand people located in the center of the Zakarpattia region, in a picturesque valley surrounded by mountains.

One of the main attractions of the town is St. Michael Church (1759), situated on the southern outskirts. This is one of the most perfect churches of Transcarpathia and a beautiful example of Lemko folk architecture.

St. Michael Church, Svalyava, Zakarpattia, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful monument of wooden architecture

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