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Libukhova is a village of about 300 people located 120 km southwest of Lviv. Here you can see an interesting wooden church, a distinctive feature of which is a massive pyramidal roof – the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1820).

In 1962, the church was closed by the Soviet authorities, but the community continued to take care of it. In 1989, the church was returned to the believers. Libukhova on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Intercession of the Virgin Mary in Libukhova, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual pyramidal church

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Lazeshchyna is a large village with a population of about 4 thousand people located near the Yablunytskyj Pass, at the foot of the Petros and Hoverla mountains, in the southeast of Zakarpattia Oblast.

One of the local attractions is the wooden Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, a typical example of Hutsul sacral architecture, built in 1827. In 1907, it was covered with an unusual turquoise color tin. Lazeshchyna on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Lazeshchyna, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

church of unusual color

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Oct/20

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St. Josaphat Church in Bachyna

Bachyna is a village of about 300 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 88 km southwest of Lviv. The main attraction of this place is a wooden church built on a hill in the middle of the village in 1868.

By its structure and silhouette, it is the only such building in Ukraine. Initially, it had the name of the Holy Trinity. In 1918, the church was renamed in honor of St. Josaphat. Bachyna on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Josaphat Church in Bachyna, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very sparkly church

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Sep/20

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Church of the Holy Trinity in Shpykolosy

Shpykolosy is a small village with a population of about 300 people located in the north of Lviv Oblast. The main attraction of the village is the wooden church of the Holy Trinity built in 1850.

Since the village was part of the Russian Empire, the church has an architecture typical for the churches of Volhynia of that time and is painted blue, which is also typical for Volhynia church architecture. It is the only wooden church on the territory of Lviv Oblast, which represents the church architecture of the times of the Russian Empire. Shpykolosy on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Trinity in Shpykolosy, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Orthodox church

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Pervyatychi is a village with a population of about 600 people located in the territory of Lviv Oblast, about 97 km north-east of Lviv.

In the center of the village there is a picturesque wooden church – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel built at the expense of the landowner Adam Shimanovsky in 1738. Pervyatychi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Pervyatychi, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Aug/20

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Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk

Khmilnyk is a town with a population of about 27 thousand people located in the north-west of Vinnytsia Oblast, about 63 km from Vinnytsia.

The most interesting architectural monument of the town is the Palace of Count Konstantin Ksido (1911-1915) built by the architect Ivan Fomin on the foundations of the Lithuanian castle of the 16th century. Khmilnyk on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of Count Ksido in Khmilnyk, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very unusual palace

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Zhuzhelyany, first mentioned in 1578, is a village with a population of about 600 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 76 km north of Lviv. Until 1951, the village was part of Poland. It came under the control of the USSR as part of an agreement on the alignment of the Polish-Soviet border.

The main architectural sight of the village is the wooden Church of the Resurrection (1870) standing on its southern outskirts. During the Soviet period, from 1952 to 1989, the church was closed and used as a collective farm warehouse. Zhuzhelyany on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Resurrection in Zhuzhelyany, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque church

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Horodyshche is a village of about 2,000 people located in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 93 km north of Khmelnytskyi.

In this village you can see one of the most significant monasteries in Podolia – the Holy Nativity of the Mother of God Monastery. Horodyshche on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Nativity of the Mother of God Monastery in Horodyshche, Ukraine, photo 1

Catholic monastery converted into Orthodox

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Volytsya is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 82 km north of Lviv, near Chervonohrad.

Here you can see a picturesque monument of wooden architecture – the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord (1774-1778) located in the southern part of the village, on the left bank of the Bilostik River. Volytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Transfiguration in Volytsya, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting wooden church

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Hvozdets is a small village with a population of only about 100 people located in the south-west of Lviv Oblast, about 114 km from Lviv. There is a picturesque monument of wooden architecture in this village – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel built in 1791.

After the Second World War, the Soviet authorities evicted the villagers and closed the church. People partially returned in the 1950s. In 1989, divine services were resumed in the church. Hvozdets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the St. Archangel Michael in Hvozdets, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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