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Klits’ko is a small village with a population of about 250 people located in the Horodok district of the Lviv region, 43 km south-west of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – an architectural monument of national importance built in 1603. Klits’ko on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Assumption Church in Klits'ko, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful old church

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Walking around Odessa in May

Odessa or Odesa is a city with a population of about 1 million people located on the Black Sea coast in the south of Ukraine, the administrative center of the Odessa region and the main naval base of the Ukrainian Navy.

This city, the largest commercial sea port of Ukraine, also offers various opportunities for sanatorium treatment and beach rest. The historical center of Odessa is included in the preliminary list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Walking around Odessa, Ukraine in May, photo 1

sunny day in Odessa

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Izyum (literally meaning “raisins”), first mentioned in 1571, is a city with a population of about 50,000 people located in the southeast of the Kharkiv region, about 124 km from Kharkiv.

This city, standing on the banks of the Siverskyi Donets River and surrounded by forests, is the third largest city of the Kharkiv region. Mount Kremyanets located on the territory of Izyum is the highest point of the region (218 m).

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Walking through the streets of Hlukhiv

Hlukhiv (Glukhov) is a small city with a population of about 33,000 people located in the north of Ukraine, 139 km northwest of Sumy, just 10 km from the border with Russia.

One of the oldest cities of Ukraine, first mentioned in 1152, it is an important historical center of eastern Polesia and a cultural center of Ukraine. In total, there are more than 50 monuments of history and architecture here. Hlukhiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Andriy Bondarenko.

Walking through the streets of Hlukhiv, Ukraine, photo 1

explore Hlukhiv

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Kamianka-Buzka is a small town with a population of about 10 thousand people located in the Lviv region, 41 km north-east of Lviv. Here you can find several interesting monuments of architecture.

One of them is the wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1667) included in the Register of National Monuments of Ukraine. The belfry of the church was built in 1762. Kamianka-Buzka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Church in Kamianka-Buzka, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Apr/18

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Gate Church of the Trinity in Kyiv

The Gate Church of the Trinity is an Orthodox church built above the Holy Gates of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv in 1106-1108. Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is one of the first monasteries of Kievan Rus and one of the most important Orthodox shrines.

In 1240, during the Mongol invasion, after the destruction of the Assumption Cathedral, the Gate Church of the Trinity became the main church of the monastery. The Gate Church on the Trinity on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Gate Church of the Trinity in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

the church with amazing interiors

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Chortkiv, first mentioned in 1427, is a small town with a population of about 29,000 people located in the Ternopil region, 75 km south of Ternopil.

In the central part of the town there is a number of preserved architectural and historical sights, low-rise residential buildings of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Let’s stroll through the streets of Chortkiv and take a look at some of its attractions. Chortkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Zaglinskiy.

Chortkiv, Ukraine - a town with a rich historical heritage, photo 1

explore the sights of Chertkiv

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Pnikut is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Lviv region, 78 km to the west of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

The main architectural landmark of the village is the Catholic Church of St. Nicholas built in the style of the Neo-Gothic in 1908-1911. It is an architectural monument of local importance. Pnikut on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of St. Nicholas in Pnikut, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent church

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Vykoty is a village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Sambir district of the Lviv region, 83 km south-west of Lviv.

The main architectural sight of the village is the wooden Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit built in 1671. This is one of the most beautiful churches in Galicia. Vykoty on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Spirit Church in Vykoty, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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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

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