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Jun/22

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Church of the Nativity of Theotokos in Sambir

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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Jun/22

2

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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May/22

4

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Krainykovo

Krainykovo is a village of about 1,500 people located in the southern part of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 124 km southeast of Uzhhorod.

Here you can see a very picturesque wooden architectural monument of national importance built in the Gothic style – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1666-1668). The height of the church surrounded by old oaks is 25 meters, the length – 14 meters. Krainykovo on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Krainykovo, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

monumental wooden church

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Apr/22

14

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bukovets’

Bukovets’ is a village of about 450 people located in Zakarpattia Oblast, about 125 km east of Uzhhorod. The main attraction of this village is the wooden Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1808), a cultural heritage site of national importance.

There was no place for a bell tower near the church, and therefore it was placed a little higher, thanks to which the whole ensemble acquired its originality. Bukovets’ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bukovets', Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Mar/22

29

Church of St. Basil in Likitsary

Likitsary is a small highland village of less than 50 residents located in the west of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 45 km northeast of Uzhhorod.

The main local attraction is the wooden Church of St. Basil, an architectural monument of national importance. The church was built of spruce beams in the 17th century. It acquired its current form after the reconstruction made in 1748. Likitsary on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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

nice wooden church

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Mar/22

6

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vovkiv

Vovkiv is a small village of about 300 people located in the Lviv region, about 21 km south of the center of Lviv.

One of the main attractions of this place is the wooden Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a bell tower, built in 1702-1706. The buildings are included in the register of architectural monuments of local importance. Vovkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vovkiv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Feb/22

15

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Deshkovytsya

Deshkovytsya is a village of about 600 people located in the central part of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 76 km southeast of Uzhhorod.

Here you can find a wooden three-story architectural monument of national importance – the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, built in the 18th century and rebuilt in 1839. Deshkovytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Deshkovytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Feb/22

2

Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Kolodne

Kolodne is a village of about 2,000 people located in the southeastern part of Zakarpattia Oblast in western Ukraine.

Here you can see one of the oldest monuments of wooden architecture in Ukraine and Europe – the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, originally built in 1470. Subsequent reconstructions were done in the 16th and 18th centuries. Kolodne on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Kolodne, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

one of the oldest churched in Ukraine

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Jan/22

23

Church of St. Demetrius in Losynets

Losynets is a small village with a population of about 700 people located on the territory of Lviv Oblast in the very west of Ukraine, about 130 km southwest of Lviv.

Here you can see a picturesque wooden church built in 1892. Next to it there is a bell tower (1725), which is included in the register of architectural monuments of national importance. From 1957 to 1989, the church was closed. Losynets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Demetrius in Losynets, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Dec/21

19

Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Sokyrnytsya

Sokyrnytsya is a large village with a population of about 5 thousand people located in the south of Zakarpattia Oblast, about 120 km from Uzhhorod.

The main architectural attraction of this place is the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (1704) – a masterpiece of wooden sacral architecture that has the status of an architectural monument of national importance. Near the church there is a bell tower, built in 1770. Sokyrnytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Sokyrnytsya, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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