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Shchyrets is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 5,700 people located in the Lviv region, 29 km south-west of Lviv. This settlement, first mentioned in 1113, has a rich history.

There are several interesting architectural monuments here. One of them is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin built on the basis of the fortifications of Shchyrets Castle on the Golden (Church) Hill. Shchyrets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Nativity Church in Shchyrets, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque defensive church

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Serednje Vodyane is a large village with a population of about 6.5 thousand people located in the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region, 162 km southeast of Uzhhorod, near the border with Romania.

In the village there are two old wooden churches dedicated to St. Nicholas – The Upper Church of St. Nicholas and The Lower Church St. Nicholas – beautiful monuments of Transcarpathian architecture. Serednje Vodyane on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Upper Church of St. Nicholas.

Wooden Churches St. Nicholas in Serednje Vodyane, Ukraine, photo 1

two picturesque churches

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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

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Bilorichytsya is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Pryluky district of the Chernihiv region, 166 km southeast of Chernihiv.

The main attraction of the village is the following unusual and picturesque outbuilding for visitors (1868) – the only preserved building of the Rakhmanovs’ estate. Bilorichytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fairytale Guest House in Bilorichytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

walk around the house

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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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Spring in Kharkiv – after a heavy snowfall

Kharkiv is the second most populated city in Ukraine (about 1.5 million people) located in the north-eastern part of the country.

In the first days of March, a sudden heavy snowfall hit Kharkiv. Let’s walk through the streets of the city and see how it looks in the first week of calendar spring. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Assumption Cathedral (1771-1777) – a tall and slender church constructed in the style of the Ukrainian Baroque. The belfry with chimes is the tallest building in Kharkiv (89 meters).

Spring in Kharkiv, Ukraine - after a heavy snowfall, photo 1

Kharkiv in the early spring

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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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