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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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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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Kyiv from a height of drone flight

A nice video showing the beauty of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, from a height of drone flight. You can see quite a lot of the city’s sights from above.

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In the third weekend of May, residents of Kamianets-Podilskyi traditionally celebrate the City Day – the city’s main holiday. The annual international balloon festival “Podolia Cup” is held as part of the celebration (since 1998).

During the festival, anyone can fly in a balloon and see Kamianets-Podilskyi from above. The uniqueness of these aeronautical activities is that the balloon flights are carried out directly over this beautiful medieval city. Photos by: Nikita Yurenev.

Balloon Festival, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

balloons over the medieval town

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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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The following watercolors were included in the fourth album of the artist Zbigniew Szczepanek “Zamki na Kresach”. It shows the 59 most famous fortresses in Kresach (the Polish name of the territory of present Western Ukraine).

About 40% of the objects show the author’s reconstruction, the remaining 60% – show the current state of the monuments. The images of some fortifications were reconstructed for the first time and thus can be considered a kind of unique.

Berezhany Castle in Berezhany, the Ternopil region.

Castles of Ukraine, picture 1

picturesque Ukrainian castles

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The central street in Cherkasy, a regional center of Central Ukraine, is called Khreshchatyk, probably in honor of Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv.

Here you can find the most interesting buildings in the city. Let’s take a walk on the street and see for yourself. Photos by: Lioshko Nikiforov.

Shcherbina House (Wedding Palace).

Khreshchatyk Street in Cherkasy, Ukraine, photo 1

wonderful street

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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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The Roman-Catholic church of St. Nicholas, built in the stylized Gothic forms with tall arrow spiers at the beginning of the 20th century, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Kyiv.

Construction began in August 1899, after a group of Catholics appealed to the governor of Kyiv with the request for permission to build a church. By that time, the city already had one Roman-Catholic church (Alexander Cathedral), but, given that there were more than 40 thousand Catholics in Kyiv, one cathedral was not enough. Photos by: Alexei Novik.

Gothic Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful cathedral

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Kamianets-Podilskyi, a city located in the Khmelnitsky region, is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine.

The “Old Town” is declared the state historical and architectural reserve thanks to the unique combination of historical, architectural and town-planning heritage. Let’s fly over Kamianets-Podilskyi and see its most interesting sights.

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