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Vorokhta is an urban-type settlement and resort with a population of about 4,200 people located at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 89 km south of Ivano-Frankivsk. Almost from all sides Vorokhta is surrounded by mountains and forests. This is a training center for Ukrainian athletes in ski jumping, biathlon, ski racing.

The main architectural landmark of Vorokhta is the wooden church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin – one of the best examples of Hutsul folk architecture built according to traditional technologies without a single nail in neighboring Yablunytsya in 1654-1657. Vorokhta on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Vorokhta, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Apr/19

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Wooden Church of St. Basil in Cherche

Another attraction of Cherche, a small village located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 65 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk, in addition to the “old” Church of St. Basil the Great is the “new” Church of St. Basil the Great built of spruce in a new place closer to the center of the village in 1897.

Today, the church belongs to the local community of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Next to this wooden church there is also a new stone church. Cherche on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of St. Basil the Great in Cherche, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque church

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Cherche is a village with a population of about 1,100 people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 65 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk. The main attraction of the village is the wooden Church of St. Basil the Great, an architectural monument of national importance.

This church, one of the most beautiful churches in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, was founded at least in the 16th century. It was moved several times from one place to another. At the current location, near the cemetery, the building was placed in 1733. Cherche on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Basil the Great in Cherche, Ukraine, photo 1

scenic wooden church

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Mar/19

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Church of the Holy Spirit in Rohatyn

Rohatyn is a small town with a population of about 8,000 people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 60 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk. This town is considered one of the historic places of Ukraine.

There are several interesting monuments of architecture in Rohatyn. One of them is the wooden Church of the Holy Spirit – a monument of folk architecture and monumental art of national importance included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Rohatyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Spirit in Rohatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Mar/19

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Winter on Mount Synyak

Synyak (1,665 m) is a mountain with steep slopes in Gorgany, a system of mountain ranges in the outer strip of the Ukrainian Carpathians. This mountain is located within the Carpathian National Natural Park, in the Nadvirna district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Mount Synyak is a popular destination for hiking trails on weekends. From its top you can see the adjacent ridges. It also offers a magnificent panorama of the ski resort of Bukovel, as well as a view of the highest range of the Ukrainian Carpathians – Chornohora, with the mountains of Hoverla (2,061 m) and Petros (2,020 m). Mount Synyak on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Ryzhkov.

Winter on Mount Synyak, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

hike in the Ukrainian Carpathians

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Nov/18

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Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery

Maniavskyi Skyt (1611-1621) is an Orthodox monastery located in the village of Manyava, about 50 km south-west of Ivano-Frankivsk, an important center of spirituality, culture and art of Ukraine.

During its heyday, the monastery numbered about 200 monks and dozens of subordinate monasteries in Galicia, Bukovina and Moldova. It was one of the centers of cultural life in Galicia. Maniavskyi Skyt on Google Maps. Photos by: Vitaliy Ilnytsky.

Manyavsky Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful small monastery

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Pryozerne is a small village with a population of about 460 people located in the Rohatyn district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 79 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk.

The main attraction of this village is a picturesque two-stored mansion built in neo-baroque style in the late 19th century. Ray’s Mansion on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Abandoned Ray Mansion in Pryozerne, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful abandoned palace

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The Church of the Nativity of Christ, a monument of architecture of national importance, stands in the center of Halych, a historic town located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 25 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk. The exact date of the construction of the church is unknown.

It was first mentioned in the 14th century as the main church of the artisan district of old Halych. In 1593, the church was officially assigned to the pottery workshop. Church of the Nativity of Christ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of Christ in Halych, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful monument of architecture

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Jul/18

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Church of St. Michael in Chesnyky

Chesnyky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Rohatyn district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, 71 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Michael (also known as the Church of St. Nicholas and the Church of the Ascension) of the 13th century – an architectural monument of national importance and one of the oldest churches in Western Ukraine. Chesnyky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Michael Church in-Chesnyky, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque old church

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Shevchenkove is a very small village with a population of about 150 people located in the Halych district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, 28 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk.

Here you can find remains of old defensive ramparts and a unique architectural monument of national importance – Church of St. Panteleymon (1194), the oldest church in Western Ukraine.

St. Panteleymon Church in Shevchenkove, Ukraine, photo 1

elegant old church

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