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Korostyshivsky quarry is a picturesque flooded granite quarry located on the outskirts of the town of Korostyshiv in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km west of Kyiv.

The landscape around the quarry is unusual, the shore is covered with spruces and birches, which resembles Karelia. The height of the rocks reaches about 10 m, the depth of the artificial lake is up to 20 m. This place has become a popular object of industrial tourism. Korostyshiv Quarry on Google Maps. Photos by: Igor Golovach.

Abandoned and Flooded Korostyshivsky Quarry, Ukraine, photo 1

walk along the shore of an artificial lake

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Ruzhyn is an urban village with a population of about 4,700 people located in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km south-east of Zhytomyr.

The main attraction of Ruzhyn is the Catholic Church of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ built by Count Kalinowski in the style of classicism in 1815. Ruzhyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Ruzhyn, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque church with columns

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Myropol is an urban village with a population of about 4,500 people located in the Romaniv district of the Zhytomyr region, about 82 km west of Zhytomyr.

The main architectural monument of Myropol is a stone two-story Catholic church built in 1820 – the Church of St. Anthony. In front of the central entrance there is a figure of St. Anthony. Myropol on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Anthony Church in Myropol, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque small church

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Berdychiv, a historic city with a population of about 76 thousand people, is located 41 km south of Zhytomyr. In total, there are more than 90 monuments of history, architecture and monumental art here.

One of the most interesting architectural monuments of Berdychiv is the monastery-fortress of the Barefoot Carmelites – the Sanctuary of the Mother of God of the Holy Scapular. Berdychiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Barefoot Carmelites Monastery in Berdychiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architectural monument

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Kaminne Selo State Geological Reserve

Kaminne Selo (literally meaning “stone village”) is one of the little-known interesting places in Ukraine – several hectares of forest on which large boulders are scattered.

A lot of these stones resemble rural houses, there is a “square” with a “school”, and even a “church”. Most tourists visit a stone with “footprints of God”, there is a special ladder attached to it. Photos by: nastya_paw.

Kaminne Selo Geological Reserve, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

very mysterious place

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The historical and cultural complex “Castle Radomysl” is a private museum complex located in the town of Radomyshl in the Zhytomyr region, about 100 km from Kiev. It was created by the Ukrainian medical doctor Olga Bogomolets.

“Castle Radomysl” was created in 2007-2011. Its basis is the building of an old mill (1902) built on the remains of an older foundation. Castle Radomysl on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Grinkevich.

Castle Radomysl, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of Castle Radomysl

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Berdychiv is a historic city located in the Zhytomyr region, 43 km south of Zhytomyr. The main attraction of the city is the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites – a majestic architectural complex with defensive walls, towers and a Catholic church in the Baroque style.

Originally it was a castle of the Tyszkiewicz family who owned this land since the 14th century. In 1630, the governor J. Tyszkiewicz gave the castle to the Catholic Order of Discalced Carmelites after his miraculous rescue from the Tatar captivity. Construction of the monastery lasted from 1634 to 1642. Photos by: camrador.

Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites in Berdychiv, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the monastery

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Church of St. Basil the Great in Ovruch

Church of St. Basil the Great is the oldest church of the small town of Ovruch located in the northern part of the Zhytomyr region.

The church, a part of a complex of St. Basil Convent, is an architectural monument of national importance. The church was built by Prince Rurik Rostislavovich in 1190.

St. Basil Church, Ovruch, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

classic ancient Russian church

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Uvarova Palace in Turchynivka

Uvarova Palace (1899-1900), located in the center of Turchynivka village in the Zhytomyr region, is a fine example of the Renaissance-Art Nouveau style. The brick building of the palace is surrounded by a park.

It was part of the dowry of Fyodor Tereshchenko’s daughter Natalia, who married Sergei Uvarov, the leader of the nobles of the Berdichev district. Fyodor Tereshchenko was a prominent industrialist and philanthropist. Uvarova Palace on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

Uvarova Palace in Turchynivka, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful architectural monument

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Neo-Gothic Church of St. Clare, located on the shore of a small pond in Horodkivka (Zhytomyr region), can easily be mistaken for a tiny medieval castle.

This architecture is unusual for Central Ukraine – close intertwining of Romanesque and Gothic styles with a combination of natural stone with a red brick.

St. Clare Church, Horodkivka, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church

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