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Aug/17

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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.

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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Mar/16

21

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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Dec/15

4

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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Roman-Catholic –°hurch of St. Clara is a truly fabulous building which resembles a medieval castle. This miracle of architecture stands on the shore of a small pond in the village of Gorodovka (Andrushevsky district of Zhitomir region).

Architecture of Romanesque and Gothic styles are closely intertwined in this building. This architecture is not typical to the central Ukraine, that’s why the church is one of the main attractions of the region.

Roman-Catholic Church of St. Clara, Gorodovka, Zhitomir region, Ukraine, photo 1

church from a fairy tale

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Radomyshl is a small town with a population of about 15 thousand people located to the north-east of Zhitomir, in Zhitomir region. Today, this place is known primarily due to the historical and cultural complex “Radomysl Castle” opened in 2011.

The main attraction of the castle is a unique museum of home icons, the only one in Ukraine. Also, there is a beautiful landscape park around the castle. Entrance costs 50 UAH (about 2 USD). Photos by: Alexander Shvab.

Historical complex Radomysl Castle, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of the castle

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