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Neo-gothic style Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross was built in Fastiv in 1903-1911. Today, this architectural monument of national importance is the main sight of the city. The church was constructed at the expense of representatives of the Polish gentry.

The author of the design was architect W. Dombrowski. Main feature of the church is the asymmetry of its western facade. The asymmetric structure of the facade of the building is explained by the influence of art nouveau style.

Roman Catholic Church, Fastiv, 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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The beautiful architecture of Ternopil

Ternopil city is known for its architectural and cultural monuments. Also it is very comfortable for foreign travelers having a lot of exchange points and modern hotels.

One of the major sights is the Church of the Nativity, the amazingly beautiful church, one of the best examples of Podolsk architectural school of the 17th century.

Beautiful Ternopil, Ukraine view 1

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The church of the Intercession of the Virgin is one of the most important monuments of neo-Russian style located in the territory of Ukraine in Kiev oblast.

The church was designed by the largest master of this style Vladimir Alexandrovich Pokrovsky. The temple in Parkhomovka was his debut as an independent architect.

Parkhomovka church, Kiev oblast, Ukraine view 1

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One of the main attractions of Chernivtsi city is St. Nicholas Church with the original “twisted” domes built in 1939. The architecture of the church reproduces the Romanian national style neorominesk. The prototype of the original design was the architecture of the church in Curtea de Arges.

The church is also called “Drunk church” because of its “twisted” domes, about which there are numerous legends. Address: Chernivtsi, Russkaya Str., 35. The photos were captured by av_otus.

Nikolaevskaya church, Chernovtsy, Ukraine view 1

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Orthodox church of St. John the Baptist located in the center of Kerch is a unique monument of Byzantine architecture. It is the oldest Christian church on the territory of the former Soviet Union, built in the beginning of the 8th century.

For nearly fourteen centuries the church experienced a lot of natural disasters and impacts of human ignorance. Comprehensive restoration of the church made in 1980th returned it to the list of pearls of world architecture, and in 1990 the church again became active. The photos were captured by kvdm.

Orthodox church of St John the Baptist, Kerch, Ukraine

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The church of St Yur located in Drohobych (Lviv oblast) is considered the pearl of Ukrainian wooden architecture. Today it is a museum located not far away from the center of the city. The photos were captured by Serge Krynytsia.

Wooden church of Drohobych, Ukraine view 1

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