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Dec/17

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Basilian Fathers Monastery in Zhovkva

The Basilian Fathers Monastery of the Nativity of Christ with the picturesque baroque Church of the Holy Heart of Christ was built on the site of the wooden Basilian church in the town of Zhovkva in 1612.

Initially, the complex was made in the Renaissance style and had a defensive character. Reconstruction, carried out in 1905, completely changed its appearance. Basilian Monastery in Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Basilian Fathers Monastery in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

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Kolomyia is a town with a population of about 60 thousand people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

This picturesque town, known for its well preserved buildings of the late 19th – first half of the 20th centuries, is among the most popular tourist destinations in Ukraine.

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Dec/17

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Monastery of St. Nicholas in Krekhiv

Krekhiv is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zhovkva district of the Lviv region, 35 km north-west of Lviv.

In 1612, an Orthodox monastery was founded at a distance of about 2 km from the village. In 1669, the monks built fortifications around the monastery and turned it into a fortress. Krekhiv Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Monastery in Krekhiv, Ukraine, photo 1

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Despite the fact that Zhovkva, located near the city of Lviv, is a very small town, it is rich in interesting monuments of architecture.

One of them is the Church of the Holy Trinity – a beautiful wooden church built in 1720. This is an outstanding monument of architecture and monumental art of the Galician school. The Holy Trinity Church in Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Church in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque monument of wooden architecture

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Volodymyr-Volynskyi is a town with a population of about 39,000 people located in the south-western part of the Volyn region. This town, first mentioned in chronicles in 988, is one of the oldest towns of Kievan Rus.

One of the main attractions of the town is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin – the oldest architectural monument in Volhynia built in 1156-1160, restored in 1896-1900. The Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Assumption Cathedral in Volodymyr-Volynskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

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Zhovkva is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located 30 km north of Lviv and 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border.

One of the main attractions of the town is Zhovkva castle – a monument of Renaissance architecture built in 1594-1606. Zhovkva Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Castle of the Renaissance Era in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

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Nov/17

17

Attractions of Ukrainian Bessarabia

Bessarabia is a historical region located in south-eastern Europe between the Black Sea and the Danube, Prut, and Dniester rivers. Today, the coastal and northern parts of Bessabaria belong to Ukraine, the central part – to Moldova.

This video is a short overview of the sights of Ukrainian Bessarabia (turn the subtitles on).

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Nov/17

9

Mukachevo – walk through the town center

Mukachevo is a town with a population of about 86,000 people located in the central part of the Zakarpattia region, 41 km south-east of Uzhhorod.

The town has a high tourist potential for both Ukrainian tourists and foreigners. Ukrainians like to come here to visit the Palanok Castle, St. Nicholas Convent, as well as the town center with its paved streets and cozy cafes. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Walk through the center of Mukachevo, Ukraine, photo 1

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Volya-Vysotska is a village with a population of about 1,700 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1598) – one of the oldest wooden churches in Ukraine and an architectural monument of national importance located near the highway Lviv – Rava-Ruska, near the cemetery. Volya-Vysotska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Volya-Vysotska, Ukraine, photo 1

colorful wooden church

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Medzhybizh Fortress is located in the village of Medzhybizh in the upper reaches of the Southern Buh River, 30 km east of Khmelnitsky and 4 km north of the highway E50 (M12).

This monument of fortification architecture built in the Renaissance style in the middle of the 16th century is included in the State Register of the National Cultural Heritage of Ukraine. Medzhybizh Fortress on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fortress in Medzhybizh, Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque fortress

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