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Dec/20

9

Church of the Ascension in Chortkiv

The Church of the Ascension of the Lord in the town of Chortkiv, located in the south of Ternopil Oblast, is a unique monument of Ukrainian wooden architecture. The covering of the church resembles scales, it is firmly attached to the building and reliably protects it from bad weather.

The original church, built in 1630, was named after St. Nicholas. After the Polish-Turkish war of 1672-1676, Chortkiv was occupied by Ottoman troops for 10 years. During the fighting, the church was completely destroyed. The Church of the Ascension on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Ascension in Chortkiv, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing wooden church

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Nov/20

25

The Dominican Church in Chortkiv

Chortkiv is a town with a population of about 29 thousand people located in the southern part of Ternopil Oblast in western Ukraine, about 75 km south of Ternopil.

A lot of architectural and historical sights have been preserved in the central part of this town. Architectural monuments are of historical value and the background buildings of the late 19th – early 20th centuries give Chortkiv a special flavor. Chortkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Dominican Church in Chortkiv, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing Catholic church

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Nov/20

16

Church of the Intercession of the Virgin Mary in Libukhova

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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Nov/20

4

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Lazeshchyna

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

11

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

18

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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Sep/20

9

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Pervyatychi

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

31

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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Aug/20

20

Church of the Resurrection in Zhuzhelyany

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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Aug/20

10

Holy Nativity of the Mother of God Monastery in Horodyshche

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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