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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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Volsvyn is a village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the north of Lviv Oblast, about 72 km from Lviv.

On the outskirts of the southern part of this village you can find a picturesque church – the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1864). Its stone wall-type bell tower was built in 1898. Volsvyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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

interesting old church

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Church of St. Michael in Dashiv

Dashiv is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 3,800 people located in Vinnytsia Oblast, about 88 km southeast of Vinnytsia.

One of the sights of this place is the five-domed wooden Church of St. Michael (1764) – an architectural monument of national importance, one of the best examples of the Podilia school of wooden folk architecture of the 18th century. Dashiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael in Dashiv, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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The Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1911-1914) is a majestic building designed by the Polish architect Teodor Talowski in neo-Gothic style.

This architectural monument is located in the small town of Kamianka-Buzka in the northern part of Lviv Oblast, about 41 km north-east of Lviv. Kamianka-Buzka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Assumption in Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful neo-Gothic building

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Holy Protection Church (1476) is a Gothic stone sacred structure of the defense type built in honor of the Feast of the Intercession in the village of Sutkivtsi in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 47 km south of Khmelnytskyi.

This is a unique example of the defense architecture of Podillia, a functioning church and museum, which is visited by numerous Ukrainian and foreign tourists. It is one of the oldest fortified churches in Ukraine. Sutkivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Protection Church-Fortress in Sutkivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing fortified church

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St. Paraskeva Church in Stara Sil’

Stara Sil’ is an urban village with a population of about 1,130 people located about 96 km south-west of Lviv. A unique phenomenon in Ukrainian history is associated with Stara Sil’ (literally meaning “old salt”) – the extraction of salt in one place during about three thousand years.

There are also some interesting architectural monuments here. One of them is the unique Orthodox wooden Church of St. Paraskeva (1440). Near it, you can see a wooden bell tower of the 17th century. Stara Sil’ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Paraskeva Church in Stara Sil, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful old wooden church

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Pidhaitsi is a town with a population of about 2,700 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 65 km south-west of Ternopil.

This small provincial town has several interesting sights. One of them is the Transfiguration Church (1772) – a monument of wooden architecture of national importance. In the interior of this church, you can see preserved wall paintings of the 19th century. In 1893, a wooden bell tower was built next to it. Pidhaitsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of the Transfiguration in Pidhaitsi, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Church of St. Nicholas in Turje

Turje is a village with a population of about 1,300 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 118 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is its picturesque wooden church of St. Nicholas built in 1690. Turje on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Turje, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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