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Apr/20

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The Town Hall of Dobromyl

Dobromyl, first mentioned in 1374, is a town with a population of about 4,300 people located in the south-west of Lviv Oblast.

The Town Hall of Dobromyl built in the style of classicism with renaissance elements in the central part of the town is an architectural monument of national importance. Dobromyl on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Town Hall of Dobromyl, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Bilychi is a village with a population of about 1,400 people located in the south-west of Lviv Oblast, about 102 from Lviv. This village, surrounded by mountains on all sides, stretches from east to west for almost six kilometers.

Here you can see an interesting wooden church surrounded by an unusual round fence – the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1857). Bilychi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Bilychi, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Mar/20

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Holy Protection Church in Romashky

Romashky is a village with a population of about 800 people located in Kyiv Oblast, about 100 km south of Kyiv.

The main architectural attraction of the village is the Holy Protection Church built in the style of classicism in 1843. This church impresses with its massiveness and architectural design unusual for the countryside. In 2016, the restoration of the church was completed. Romashky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Protection Church in Romashky, Ukraine, photo 1

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Pidhaitsi, first mentioned in written sources in 1468, is a town with a population of about 2,700 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 64 km south-west of Ternopil.

This town has preserved a number of interesting architectural monuments. One of them is the Assumption Church (1650-1653) – an architectural monument of national importance constructed in the Renaissance style in combination with Ukrainian church traditions. Pidhaitsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fortified Assumption Church in Pidhaitsi, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Mykulyntsi is an urban village with a population of about 3,600 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 19 km south of Ternopil. First mentioned in chronicles in 1096, this is the oldest settlement in the region and one of the oldest settlements in Western Ukraine.

There are several architectural monuments in Mykulyntsi including the palace and the ruins of the castle. The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity (1761-1779) located here is a unique architectural monument of national importance. This is one of the largest Baroque churches in Ternopil Oblast. Mykulyntsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Church in Mykulyntsi, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing Baroque church

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Telelyntsi is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the western part of Vinnytsia Oblast, about 63 km southwest of Vinnytsia.

Here you can see a very interesting wooden church preserved in almost original form – Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1865). Telelyntsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Telelyntsi, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Topilnytsya is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in the southwest of Lviv Oblast, near the border with Poland.

There is a beautiful monument of wooden architecture in this village – the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin (1730). This church with other buildings forms a unique monastery complex of the 18th century. Topilnytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin in Topilnytsya, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Zbarazh Castle (1626-1631) is located in a park near the center of the town of Zbarazh in the central part of Ternopil Oblast, about 24 km northeast of Ternopil.

In 1649, this fortification played a key role during the uprising of the Zaporozhye Cossacks led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky. As a result of the siege of Zbarazh and the ensuing Battle of Zboriv fought between the combined Cossack-Crimean force and the Crown army of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Treaty of Zboriv was signed. Zbarazh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Zbarazh Castle, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Svirzh Castle, a picturesque fortified aristocratic residence, is a unique monument of defense architecture of the 15th-17th centuries located in the village of Svirzh in Lviv Oblast, about 44 km southeast of Lviv.

First mentioned in 1484, it was originally a purely defensive stone building. After numerous renovations, the castle acquired its present form in the middle of the 17th century. In Soviet times, this building was used as a school of tractor drivers. Svirzh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Svirzh Castle, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Rosokhy is a small village with a population of about 150 people located in Lviv Oblast of Ukraine near the border with Poland, about 123 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of this village is a complex of buildings of the fortified Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in the 15th-16th centuries and included in the list of monuments of architecture of national importance. At that time, this region was within the reach of the raids of the Crimean Tatars, therefore there was a need for such fortifications. Rosokhy on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fortified church in Rosokhy, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque fortified church

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