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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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Stare Selo is a village with a population of about 2,100 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 27 km southeast of the center of Lviv.

The main attraction of this place is the gradually collapsing local castle – an architectural monument of national importance and one of the largest castles both in the Lviv region and throughout Ukraine. The Stare Selo Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Stare Selo Castle, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque abandoned castle

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Zolochiv is a town with a population of about 24 thousand people located in the eastern part of Lviv Oblast, about 67 km from Lviv.

The main attraction of Zolochiv is its picturesque old castle – a unique architectural monument of the first half of the 17th century. Zolochiv Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Zolochiv Castle, Ukraine from above, photo 1

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Monastyr-Lishnyansky is a village with a population of about 300 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 85 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Holy Prophet Elijah – a monument of architecture of national importance built in 1698. In 1802, it was thoroughly rebuilt. The church was closed in 1960-1990, restored in 1969 and 1992. Monastyr-Lishnyansky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Prophet Elijah in Monastyr-Lishnyansky, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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The Town Hall of Dobromyl

Dobromyl, first mentioned in 1374, is a town with a population of about 4,300 people located in the south-west of Lviv Oblast.

The Town Hall of Dobromyl built in the style of classicism with renaissance elements in the central part of the town is an architectural monument of national importance. Dobromyl on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Town Hall of Dobromyl, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque monument of architecture

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Mykulyntsi is an urban village with a population of about 3,600 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 19 km south of Ternopil. First mentioned in chronicles in 1096, this is the oldest settlement in the region and one of the oldest settlements in Western Ukraine.

There are several architectural monuments in Mykulyntsi including the palace and the ruins of the castle. The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity (1761-1779) located here is a unique architectural monument of national importance. This is one of the largest Baroque churches in Ternopil Oblast. Mykulyntsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Church in Mykulyntsi, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing Baroque church

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Telelyntsi is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the western part of Vinnytsia Oblast, about 63 km southwest of Vinnytsia.

Here you can see a very interesting wooden church preserved in almost original form – Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1865). Telelyntsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Telelyntsi, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church

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Feb/20

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Top Tourist Destinations in Ukraine

Ukraine, while one of the largest countries in Eastern Europe, is often overlooked by tourists. Many of them believe that it is not a safe country to travel, but please note that the troubles people run from are in the east. The rest of the country is safe to travel to.

Besides, Ukraine has a rich culture and plenty of things to see and do. Below, you will find a few of the top tourist destinations in Ukraine that you will surely enjoy.

Lviv

If you plan on going to western Ukraine, Lviv should definitely be on your list of ‘must-see’ locations. It is the largest city in the area, and it was named after the eldest son of King of Ruthenia, Leo. The fact that the establishment had different leaders from Poland and Russia make this city rich in culture and historic sites. Exploring it will enrich your whole experience.

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Topilnytsya is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in the southwest of Lviv Oblast, near the border with Poland.

There is a beautiful monument of wooden architecture in this village – the Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin (1730). This church with other buildings forms a unique monastery complex of the 18th century. Topilnytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin in Topilnytsya, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Zbarazh Castle (1626-1631) is located in a park near the center of the town of Zbarazh in the central part of Ternopil Oblast, about 24 km northeast of Ternopil.

In 1649, this fortification played a key role during the uprising of the Zaporozhye Cossacks led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky. As a result of the siege of Zbarazh and the ensuing Battle of Zboriv fought between the combined Cossack-Crimean force and the Crown army of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Treaty of Zboriv was signed. Zbarazh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Zbarazh Castle, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over Zbarazh Castle

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