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“The Kievan Rus Park” project is the historical and cultural center of ancient Rus. The main idea of the project is to recreate the cultural and architectural image of Kiev’s Detinets-Kremlin of the 5th-13th centuries in original size as well as recreation the atmosphere of Kievan Rus epoch.

The Park’s total area is over 50 ha. The park should become one of the main Ukrainian tourist centers.

The Kievan Rus Park, Ukraine view 1

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Podgoretsky Castle is a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications. The castle is located in the east of Lviv oblast in Podgortsy village. Together with Olesky and Zolochevsky castles it forms the “Golden Horseshoe of Ukraine” (tourist route of Lviv region castles).

The castle is a square from the east, south and west surrounded by lines of fortifications. At the site of today’s castle there were more ancient fortifications mentioned in 1530. Present Podgoretsky castle was built during 1635-1640.

Podgoretsky Castle, Lviv oblast, Ukraine view 1

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The following two similar wooden churches are located in the neighboring villages – Kraynikovo and Sokirnitsa, near the town of Khust, Zakarpattia oblast.

Both of them belong to so called Maramorosh architectural school also known as “Wooden Gothic”. Photos by av-otus.

Wooden Gothic church, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine view 1

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Nice song and illustrations :)

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Charming architecture of Odessa

This wonderful city standing on Black Sea coast is often called the “Pearl of the South”. Odessa has special architectural style and special ambiance.

Fortunately, most of the marvelous buildings that went up in Odessa during the 18th and 19th centuries were only partially damaged during World War II. That means Odessa retains the charm of yesteryear. Photos by horoshiyblog.

Odessa city, Ukraine architecture view 1

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Massandra Palace is one of the most interesting monuments of 19th century architecture located near Yalta city of Crimea Republic.

The palace was built in the style of French chateaux of the Renaissance. The elements of different styles (Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Classicism) were used in the interior decoration. Photos by holy-mozart.

Massandra Palace, Yalta, Crimea view 1

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The summer is over in Ukraine. Rainy autumn and snowy winter are coming next but there is no reason to be sad. Better take a look at these beautiful views of summer Ukraine that can serve as excellent wallpapers (click the pictures for full size versions). The photos by Sergey Anashkevitch.

Summer in Ukraine wallpaper 1

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The Zoo of Nikolaev city

Nikolaev Zoo was founded by Nikolaev city mayor Nikolai Pavlovich Leontovich in 1901. Today the general area of the Zoo is 18.48 hectares and the collection includes 452 species. Address: Ukraine, Nikolaev city, Leontovich Sq. Contact phones: +380 512 24 63 77, +380 512 55 60 45.

The working time of the Zoo in winter is: 8:00 – 17:00; in summer – 9:00 – 18:00, during free days and holydays – 9:00 – 19:00, without days off.

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The presentation movie of Ukraine

Hospitable Ukraine is a nice movie about some of the attractions of beautiful Ukraine with a little bit of advertisement but still worth seeing.

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Olesky castle is the oldest castle that has been preserved in the western Ukraine. It is located near small town of Olesko, Bussky district, Lviv oblast. Olesky castle is oval in shape and dominates Olesko town standing on 50-meter natural hill. Photos by Alexander Lipilin.

Olesky castle, Lviv oblast, Ukraine view 1

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