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Sambir is a town with a population of about 35 thousand people located in Lviv Oblast, about 75 km southwest of Lviv. This is one of the tourist centers of the region with a number of architectural monuments.

For example, it is worth mentioning the Greek Catholic Church of Theotokos, built in the Baroque style in 1728-1738. There are two relics kept in this church – the Sambir miraculous icon of the Most Holy Theotokos and parts of the relics of St. Valentine, the legendary patron of lovers. Sambir on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of Theotokos in Sambir, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church

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Church of St. Basil in Sil’

Sil’ (literally meaning “salt”) is a village of about 600 people located on the banks of the Uzh River in the very north-west of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 53 km from Uzhhorod. The village was founded at the beginning of the 17th century and was mentioned in written sources under the name Solyanoye Pole (“salt field”).

In 1707, from the village of Syanky located nearby, a three-tiered wooden church of the Boiko style (1703) was brought here. This was done because the local church burned down. The church was consecrated in honor of St. Basil.

Church of St. Basil in Sil, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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