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Mar/16

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Church of St. Basil the Great in Ovruch

Church of St. Basil the Great is the oldest church of the small town of Ovruch located in the northern part of the Zhytomyr region.

The church, a part of a complex of St. Basil Convent, is an architectural monument of national importance. The church was built by Prince Rurik Rostislavovich in 1190.

St. Basil Church, Ovruch, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

classic ancient Russian church

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The main sight of Danylovo village, located on the territory of Khust district of the Zakarpattia region, is an unusual wooden church of St. Nicholas built in 1779.

Danylovo Gothic church is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful churches in Transcarpathia. Today, after the restoration made in 1968, it is one of the finest examples of Carpathian wooden churches of the 18th century. Danylovo village on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Gothic wooden church in Danilovo, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

unique wooden church

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Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ is the main cathedral of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, located in Kyiv at Nikolsko-Slobodskaya Street, 5 (the nearest subway station – “Levoberezhnaya”).

Construction of the cathedral, designed by the architect N. Levchuk, lasted 12 years. It was opened on March 27, 2011. The height of the cathedral is 60 meters; it can accommodate up to 1,500 people. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the cathedral

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Feb/16

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Pokrovsky Convent in Kyiv from above

Pokrovsky Monastery in Kyiv is an Orthodox convent located at Bekhterevskyi Lane, 15. It was founded by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna Romanova on January 11, 1889. Construction of St. Nicholas Cathedral of the monastery began on August 21, 1896.

The first stone of the cathedral was laid by the Emperor Nicholas II, the second – by the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, the third – by the Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna. Construction of the cathedral lasted for 15 years. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Pokrovsky Convent, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over the monastery

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Losyach is a small village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Borshchiv district of the Ternopil region. The Roman-Catholic church of St. Anthony of Padua, built in the early 20th century, is the main attractions of the village.

This neo-Gothic church amazes with its harmony. Its slim spire rising high in the sky, the rough texture of the walls, and small buttresses on the sides give the church a medieval appearance. Losyach village on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

St. Anthony Catholic Church, Losyach, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

very elegant church

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Kozelets is an urban village with a population of about 8,300 people located in the southwest of the Chernihiv region.

The main attraction of Kozelets is a five-domed Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (1752-1763, architect A.V. Kvasov) with a bell tower (1776-1770) – a unique monument, which combines elements of Ukrainian and Rastrelli baroque. Kozelets on Google Maps. Photos by: madmax.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin in Kozelets, Chernihiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

remarkable architectural monument

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Huklyvyi village, founded by immigrants from Galicia in 1588, is located in the southeastern part of Volovets district of the Zakarpattia region.

The main sight of the village is an old wooden church – Church of the Holy Spirit, built in the 18th century. The church is a masterpiece of wooden architecture of Verhovina (the mountainous area within the Ukrainian Carpathians).

Holy Spirit Church, Huklyvyi, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

go on a tour of the church

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Neo-Gothic Church of St. Clare, located on the shore of a small pond in Horodkivka (Zhytomyr region), can easily be mistaken for a tiny medieval castle.

This architecture is unusual for Central Ukraine – close intertwining of Romanesque and Gothic styles with a combination of natural stone with a red brick.

St. Clare Church, Horodkivka, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church

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Kozelets is an urban village with a population of about 8,300 people located in the Chernihiv region, on the banks of the Oster River, 67 km south of Chernihiv. The highway from Kyiv to Chernihiv passes through the village.

Here you can find several interesting monuments belonging to Ukrainian cultural heritage – churches, built in the 18th-19th centuries. Photos by: camrador.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin (1762-1763). It is a unique monument, which combines elements of Ukrainian and Rastrelli baroque.

The churches of Kozelets, Chernihiv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful churches

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Roman-Catholic Сhurch of St. Clara is a truly fabulous building which resembles a medieval castle. This miracle of architecture stands on the shore of a small pond in the village of Gorodovka (Andrushevsky district of Zhitomir region).

Architecture of Romanesque and Gothic styles are closely intertwined in this building. This architecture is not typical to the central Ukraine, that’s why the church is one of the main attractions of the region.

Roman-Catholic Church of St. Clara, Gorodovka, Zhitomir region, Ukraine, photo 1

church from a fairy tale

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