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Pidhaitsi is a small town with a population of about 2,700 people located in the Ternopil region of Ukraine, 68 km south-west of Ternopil. This town, first mentioned in 1463, has a rich history.

During the Second World War, it was almost completely destroyed. Despite this, several interesting monuments of architecture and history have been preserved here. Although, most of them are not in the best condition and need restoration. Pidhaitsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Andriy Bondarenko.

The central square in Pidhaitsi.

Pidhaitsi town, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

stroll around Pidhaitsi


Velykyi Lyubin is an urban village with a population of about 4,600 people located in the Lviv region, 28 km south-west of Lviv. It is a famous balneological and mud resort in which there are also several interesting architectural monuments.

For example, the following palace-estate of Brunicki built in 1845, on the basis of an old castle founded in the 17th century. Brunicki Palace on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Brunicki Palace in Velykyi Lyubin, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque small palace


Berdychiv, a historic city with a population of about 76 thousand people, is located 41 km south of Zhytomyr. In total, there are more than 90 monuments of history, architecture and monumental art here.

One of the most interesting architectural monuments of Berdychiv is the monastery-fortress of the Barefoot Carmelites – the Sanctuary of the Mother of God of the Holy Scapular. Berdychiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Barefoot Carmelites Monastery in Berdychiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architectural monument

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Horodok, first mentioned in 1213, is a small town with a population of about 16 thousand people located in the Lviv region, 29 km west of Lviv. In the town there are several monuments of architecture.

One of the most interesting ones is the Catholic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – the main Roman Catholic church in Horodok. This original building combines different architectural styles – Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau. Horodok on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Cross Church in Horodok, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent church

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Attractions of the Ukrainian Carpathians

The Ukrainian Carpathians are part of the Carpathian mountain system located in western Ukraine, mainly on the territory of the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions, with a total area of about 24 thousand square kilometers.

The absolute heights of this picturesque mountain system range from 120-400 meters at the foot of the mountains to 500-800 meters in intermontane depressions and 1,500-2,000 meters along the main ridges.

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Church of the Assumption in Roztoky

Roztoky is a small village with a population of about 1,500 people located in the Putilsky district of the Chernivtsi region, about 80 km west of Chernivtsi.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden Assumption Church built in the middle of the 19th century, an architectural monument of national importance. Roztoky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Assumption Church in Roztoky, Chernivtsi region, Ukraine, photo 1

yellow wooden church

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Skelivka (until 1945 – Felsztyn) is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Starosamborsk district of the Lviv region, 93 km southwest of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

This village is primarily known for the fact that here was the main character of the famous satirical novel of Jaroslav Hasek – The Good Soldier Schweik. In Skelivke there is a monument to Schweik.

Catholic Church of St. Martin in Skelivka, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful neo-Gothic brick church

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More than 30 years passed since the day of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident and the “temporary evacuation” of the residents of the town of Pripyat located in the immediate vicinity of the station, about 150 km north of Kyiv.

Over the years, the streets of Pripyat turned into a real forest. It will be another 10 to 15 years and the buildings will collapse massively. Therefore, if you want to visit this unique place, then you should go in the near future because everything will only get worse. Photos by: Alexander Belenkiy.

Pripyat, Ukraine - 32 years after evacuation, photo 1

explore the abandoned town of Pripyat

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Kharkiv, the second most populous city in Ukraine with a population of about 1.4 million people, is located in the north-eastern part of the country.

Despite the fact that the city was heavily damaged during the Second World War, a lot of interesting monuments of architecture were preserved.




St. Lawrence’s Church in Zhovkva

St. Lawrence’s Church is a monument of architecture and culture located in the town of Zhovkva in the Lviv region, 25 kilometers north of Lviv and 35 kilometers from the Ukrainian-Polish border.

The church was built in 1606-1618. The founder of Zhovkva, the Polish military leader Stanislaw Zolkiewski, his wife and son were buried here. Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Lawrence's Church in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful stone church

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