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Apr/21

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Church of St. Elijah in Toporivtsi

Toporivtsi is a large village of about 4,400 people located 20 km north-east of Chernivtsi, in the central part of Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine.

One of the attractions of this place is the new Church of St. Elijah (1911-1914) resembling a fairytale palace or castle. The likely author of the project was Karl Adam Romstorfer, an Austrian architect and the director of an industrial school in Chernivtsi. Toporivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Elijah in Toporivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

church from a fairy tale

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Apr/21

3

Church of St. Paraskeva in Velykyi Klyuchiv

Velykyi Klyuchiv is a large village with a population of several thousand people located in the southeast of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. This is one of the oldest Ukrainian villages, first mentioned in 1373.

The main sight of this village is a picturesque wooden church with a bell tower in honor of Venerable Paraskeva of Serbia (1862-1865), an architectural monument of local importance. Velykyi Klyuchiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Paraskeva Church, Velykyi Klyuchiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church

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Mar/21

20

Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Drohobych

The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1661) is a picturesque wooden church located in the city of Drohobych, an architectural monument of national importance and one of the best examples of Galician wooden architecture.

The church was restored in 1970-1971 and turned into a museum object of the Drohobych Museum of Local Lore. It has unique preserved paintings in the altar part. The interior of this church is also striking in its austere simplicity and grandeur. Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Drohobych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Drohobych, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Feb/21

25

Picturesque Tinned Church in Horishnje Zaluchchya

Horishnje Zaluchchya is a village with a population of about 1,300 people located in the south-east of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, about 108 km from Ivano-Frankivsk.

Here you can see an interesting wooden church, an architectural monument of local importance – the Church of the Transfer of the Relics of St. Nicholas (1868). In 1909, the building was covered with sheet metal decorated with artistic chasing. Horishnje Zaluchchya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church in Horishnje Zaluchchya, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting tinned church

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Feb/21

10

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Hvizd

Hvizd is a village with a population of about 3,400 people located in the center of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. Here you can see a picturesque wooden monument of the Hutsul school of folk architecture – the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin (1739).

In the late 1960s, the Soviet authorities decided to close the church and turn it into a museum, but the villagers defended the right to use their church for its intended purpose. In 2017, restoration was carried out. Today, this church is an architectural monument of national importance. Hvizd on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Hvizd, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden architectural monument

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Jan/21

30

St. George’s Church in Drohobych

St. George’s Church located in the city of Drohobych, in the south of Lviv Oblast is a unique monument of Galician wooden architecture of the late 15th – early 16th centuries. It is one of the best preserved monuments of old Ukrainian sacral architecture.

In 2013, it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the object “The wooden churches of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.” St. George’s Church in Drohobych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. George's Church in Drohobych, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing wooden church

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Jan/21

23

Church of the Holy Spirit in Kolochava

Kolochava is a large village with a population of about 5,000 people located on the territory of the Synevyr National Natural Park in the north of the central part of Zakarpattia Oblast in western Ukraine.

Popular mountain tourist routes pass through Kolochava. It is also famous for its museums and monuments. In total, there are 10 museums and about 20 monuments here.

Church of the Holy Spirit in Kolochava, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing wooden church

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Jan/21

15

Roman Catholic Church-Chapel in Antoniv

Antoniv is a village with a population of about 300 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 100 km south of Ternopil. Here you can see the picturesque Roman Catholic church-chapel built in 1934-1936.

There is no more information about it. The services lasted only a few years. They were stopped during the Soviet era. Today, the church is abandoned and gradually falling apart. Antoniv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Roman Catholic Church-Chapel in Antoniv, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque church-chapel

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Jan/21

7

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle – one of the seven wonders of Ukraine

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle is a picturesque medieval fortification located in the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi in Khmelnytskyi Oblast of Ukraine.

In the past, it was the main part of the defensive system of the town of Kamianets, the capital of Duchy of Podolia in the 14th-15th centuries and the Podolian Voivodeship in the 15th-18th centuries. The castle acquired its current appearance in the middle of the 16th century and was known as the “uttermost bastion of Christianity”.

Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent medieval castle

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Dec/20

20

Church of the Assumption in Chortkiv

The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1581-1584), a picturesque wooden Orthodox church, is one of the architectural attractions of Chortkiv and the oldest church of this town.

The attacks of the Ottomans and Crimean Tatars in 1593, 1617, 1640 caused significant damage to the building. It acquired its present appearance in 1635. The church and bell tower were completely renovated in the 1990s. Church of the Assumption on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption in Chortkiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful old church

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