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May/17

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Palanok Castle in Mukacheve

The Palanok Castle, also known as Mukacheve Castle, is the main attraction of the town of Mukacheve located in the Zakarpattia region. The castle stands on a 68-meter-high hill of volcanic origin, the total area of the castle is 13,930 square meters.

The exact date of the founding of the castle is unknown. For the first time it was mentioned in documents in the 11th century. The fortifications were built and rebuilt several times. The castle’s buildings that have survived to this day belong to the 14th-17th centuries. Today, there is a historical museum here. Photos by: Igor Salnikov.

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Ivane-Puste is a village with a population of about 2,000 people located in Borshchiv district in the south of the Ternopil region. The wooden church of St. John the Apostle, built in 1775, is a work of the Podolia school of folk architecture.

Unfortunately you can’t see the skill of carpenters of the past – the church is covered with a tin sarcophagus in order to preserve the monument. Ivane-Puste on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

tin church

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Trybukhivtsi is a large village with a population of about 4,000 people located in Buchach district of the Ternopil region. The main and in fact the only attraction of the village is the stone Catholic Church of the Relentless Help of Our Lady built in 1904-1923.

In Soviet times, the building was first used as a granary, and then as a garage. In 1992, the church was returned to local Catholics. Trybukhivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

picturesque church

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Apr/17

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Jesuit Monastery in Kremenets

The majestic complex of buildings of the Jesuit church, monastery and collegium, built in the Baroque style, is the architectural dominant of Kremenets, a small town with a population of about 20 thousand people located in the Ternopil region.

In the 18th-19th centuries, it was one of the largest centers of education in Podillya and Volyn lands. Teachers for the Jesuit schools were trained in the collegium. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Church of the Transfiguration (Spaso-Preobrazhenska), built in 1830-1839, is located in the village of Moshny in the Cherkasy region, about 30 km from Cherkasy.

It was the key element of the non-preserved palace and park ensemble of Count Mikhail Vorontsov. The author of the project was the Italian architect Giorgio Torricelli, who was the city architect of Odessa. Moshny on Google Maps. Photos by: v1snyk.

unique Orthodox church

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Polissya is a historical-cultural and physico-geographical region located on the territory of the Polesian Lowland.

It is mainly located in the south of Belarus and the north of Ukraine, but also partially covers the territories of the Lublin Voivodeship of Poland and the Bryansk region of Russia.

folk architecture of Polissya

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Mar/17

26

Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kremenets

Kremenets is a town with a population of about 20 thousand people located in the Ternopil region. Here you can find more than 50 historical and cultural monuments: ruins of the castle, ensembles of the monastery and collegium, Epiphany and Nikolaev cathedrals, residential buildings.

Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Baroque style was originally built as a church of the Franciscan monastery in 1631. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

one of the oldest churches in Kremenets

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Mar/17

23

Winter on the mountain range Pishkonya

Pishkonya, a mountain range in the Ukrainian Carpathians, is located in the southeastern part of Mizhhiria district of the Zakarpattia region, within the National Park “Synevyr”.

The highest peaks are Nehrovets (1,707 m), Yasnovets (1,600 m), Darvayka (1,501 m). The most convenient ways to climb the range begin in the villages of Synevyr and Kolochava. Pishkonya on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Medvedev.

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Mar/17

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Ancient Castle in the Town of Ostroh

Ostroh, first mentioned in 1100, is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located in the Rivne region, 48 km south-east of Rivne.

The most famous landmark of the town is the Ostroh Castle standing on a hilltop. The castle was built on the site of the wooden fortifications of the times of Kievan Rus, destroyed by the Mongols in 1241. Ostroh on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Khotyn, located in the present Chernivtsi region, is one of the most ancient towns of Ukraine. It was founded as a border fortress in the beginning of the 11th century.

Built near an important crossing on the Middle Dniester, the town quickly developed and became an important defense and trade center of this territory. Photos by: neo7777vitaha.

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