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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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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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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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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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St. Lawrence’s Church in Zhovkva

St. Lawrence’s Church is a monument of architecture and culture located in the town of Zhovkva in the Lviv region, 25 kilometers north of Lviv and 35 kilometers from the Ukrainian-Polish border.

The church was built in 1606-1618. The founder of Zhovkva, the Polish military leader Stanislaw Zolkiewski, his wife and son were buried here. Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Lawrence's Church in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful stone church

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Church of the Ascension in Chortkiv

Chortkiv is a town with a population of about 29,000 people located in the Ternopil region, 75 km south of Ternopil. There are several interesting monuments of architecture in this town.

One of them is the Church of the Ascension of the Lord situated near the railway station. The church was built in 1717, on the site of a burnt church founded in 1630. Ascension Church in Chortkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Ascension Church in Chortkiv, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing wooden church

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Zaluzhzhya is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the Zbarazh district of the Ternopil region, 25 km to the north-east from Ternopil.

The main architectural attraction of Zaluzhzhya is Transfiguration Church – a defensive church built on the site of an earlier (now defunct) defensive monastery in 1600. Transfiguration Church in Zaluzhzhya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Defensive Church of Transfiguration in Zaluzhzhya, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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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

fly over the monastery

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