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The Holy Mountains Lavra (Sviatohirsk Lavra), a monastery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), was first mentioned in written sources in 1526.

It is located in a picturesque place on the right high cretaceous bank of the Seversky Donets River (the so-called Holy Mountains) in Sviatohirsk, a small town in the north of the Donetsk region.

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Top Famous Cities of Ukraine

Every city in Ukraine has its own cultural and natural tourist spots. Ancient estates and huge parks, healing lakes and forests, it’s all about Ukraine. It doesn’t matter what city you choose to attend, it will also be shrouded in myths and legends and will be worth to be seen.

Ukraine is a gorgeous country, which is very lucky with its geographical location. You just need to decide what you are most interested in, besides the amazing girls. Maybe you want to walk along the seaside or go up into the mountains, maybe you want to study the industrial architecture or just to drink a cup of well-known coffee in an ancient city.

It’s up to you to decide what you want most. If you have enough time, it’s quite easy to travel across the country in the company of a beautiful girl, choosing the next destination between the picturesque places of the country. Every city is unique and interesting in its own way thanks to its nature and peculiarities of the historical background.

Top 5 Ukrainian Cities

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Picturesque Old Houses of Mariupol

Mariupol is a large city located in the Donetsk region in the east of Ukraine, on the shore of the Azov Sea, a major seaport, as well as a climatic and mud resort. In 2016, Mariupol was recognized by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as one of the most comfortable cities for living in the country.

Mariupol has a large number of interesting old buildings constructed in the 19th – first half of the 20th centuries. Unfortunately not all of them are in a well-preserved condition. Let’s look at some of them. Photos by: Evgeny Sosnovsky.

The house of Dr. Gamper (1897) – one of the most interesting architectural sights of the city. Zems’ka Street, 45.

Picturesque Old Houses of Mariupol, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architecture of Mariupol

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Vyshyvanka Day in Mariupol

The World Vyshyvanka Day is an international holiday celebrated to preserve the original folk traditions of making and wearing vyshyvanka – an embroidered shirt in Ukrainian national costume.

The holiday is held annually on the third Thursday of May. On this day everyone can join the holiday by wearing vyshyvanka for work, a university, a school, or even a kindergarten. May 17, 2018, in Mariupol, the main events of the World Vyshyvanka Day were held in the City Garden. Photos by: Evgeny Sosnovsky.

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very colorful event

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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the church with amazing interiors

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