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Vysloboky is a small village with a population of about 390 people located in the Lviv region, 19 km to the north-east of the center of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1762-1763), an architectural monument of national importance. Vysloboky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Immaculate Conception Church, Vysloboky, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Khmelnytskyi – the view from above

Excellent aerial survey of Khmelnytskyi – a city with a population of about 270 thousand people located on the Southern Buh River, 323 km south-west of Kyiv, the administrative center of the Khmelnytskyi region.

This city is an important economic and cultural center of the historic region of Podilia.




Most Beautiful Churches of Sumy

Sumy is a city with a population of about 267 thousand people located in the north-east of Ukraine, the administrative center of the Sumy region.

It was named after the Sumka (literally meaning “bag”) River. According to the legend, three hunting bags with money (depicted on the city’s coat of arms) were found near the river – hence its name. Photos by: gatta_bianka.

Trinity Cathedral (1901-1914) – one of the most beautiful churches of Sumy, looking similar to St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg (Russia).

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picturesque old churches

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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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When it comes to Old Halych, the capital of Galicia, and later the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia, we mean not the present town of Halych, but the village of Krylos located southwest of it, in the Halych district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Most of the monuments of archeology, architecture and history of the old capital are found here, which together with the historical center of Halych and several other nearby historical places form the national reserve “Old Halych”. Krylos on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Old Halych of Galicia in Krylos, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the very center of Galicia

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Best Tourist Destinations of Ukraine

Ukraine is a country situated at the European crossroads that strikes with breathtaking landscapes, ancient historical sights, and unbelievably honest and generous residents. There are so much you would like to see either on your own or during a romantic trip with your girlfriend.

Thousands of tourists explore Ukraine annually from the Carpathians straight to the Black Sea. Still, it is always a challenge which city to start from and which can be a perfect icing on the cake “Exploring Ukraine”. Well, today we will back you up. Here you have top Ukrainian cities the foreigners enjoy returning to.

most popular cities in Ukraine

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Staryi Chortoryisk, first mentioned in 1100, is a large village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Volyn region, 100 km northeast of Lutsk.

Here you can find a beautiful monument of architecture – the Dominican Church (1741-1753), one of the most valuable Baroque masterpieces in Volhynia. The project of the church was made by the architect Pawel Gizycki. Staryi Chortoryisk on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Dominican Church in Staryi Chortoryisk, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Baroque church

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The Holy Mountains Lavra (Sviatohirsk Lavra), a monastery of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), was first mentioned in written sources in 1526.

It is located in a picturesque place on the right high cretaceous bank of the Seversky Donets River (the so-called Holy Mountains) in Sviatohirsk, a small town in the north of the Donetsk region.