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In Sutkivtsi, a small village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Yarmolinetsky district of Khmelnytskyi Oblast, there is an amazing Orthodox church dating back to the 15th century. The thickness of its walls is about 1.5-1.8 meters.

The Church of the Holy Intercession, built of gray stone with pointed, cone-shaped towers and loopholes, is a unique monument of defense construction in Podolia. It is one of the oldest defense churches in Ukraine and has no analogues in its architectural and planning solutions in the country.

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

unique fortified church

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Bilorichytsya is a village with a population of about 1,100 people located in the Pryluky district of Chernihiv Oblast, 166 km southeast of Chernihiv.

The main attraction of the village is the following unusual and picturesque outbuilding for visitors (1878) – all that remains of the estate of Elena Volkonskaya-Rakhmanova, the daughter of the Decembrist Sergei Volkonsky. Bilorichytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fairytale Guest House in Bilorichytsya, Ukraine, photo 1

walk around the house

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Fastiv is a town with a population of about 45 thousand people, located in the western part of Kyiv Oblast, about 75 km from Kyiv.

In 1903-1911, in Fastiv, instead of a wooden Catholic church that had been rebuilt several times, a stone Catholic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, much larger in size, was erected in the Romanesque-Gothic style, designed by the architect Wladyslaw Dabrowski. Catholic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Fastiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Fastiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful asymmetric church

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The Greek Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, built in 1904-1909, is one of the architectural attractions of the small town of Sokal with a population of about 20 thousand people located about 85 km from Lviv, in the very north of Lviv Oblast in western Ukraine. Cathedral of Peter and Paul in Sokal on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Sokal, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful stone church

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Losyach is a small village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Chortkiv district of Ternopil Oblast. The Roman-Catholic church of St. Anthony of Padua, built at the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th centuries, is the main attractions of the village.

This church amazes with its harmony. Built in the Romanesque neo-Gothic style, it has a high, pointed bell tower that dominates the surrounding landscape. The rough texture of the walls and side buttresses give it medieval features. Church of St. Anthony in Losyach on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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

very elegant church

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Aug/23

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Unusual Orthodox Church in Moshny

Church of the Transfiguration (Spaso-Preobrazhenska), built in 1830-1839, is located in the village of Moshny in Cherkasy Oblast of Ukraine, about 30 km from Cherkasy.

It was the key element of the non-preserved palace and park ensemble of Count Mikhail Vorontsov. The author of the project was the Italian architect Giorgio Torricelli, who was the city architect of Odesa. Moshny on Google Maps. Photos by: v1snyk.

Unusual Orthodox church in Moshny, Cherkasy region, Ukraine, photo 1

unique Orthodox church

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Apr/23

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Church of St. Nicholas in Marshyntsi

Marshyntsi is a large village with a population of about 5,000 people located in the south of Chernivtsi Oblast of Ukraine, 30 km southeast of Chernivtsi, near the border with Romania.

The local architectural landmark is the Church of St. Nicholas, built of red brick either in 1887 or 1913. It is a unique monument of religious architecture for this part of Ukraine, the only one of its kind on the territory of Northern Bukovina and Northern Bessarabia. Marshyntsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Marshyntsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque brick church

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The monastery of the Basilian Order and the Church of St. Yury, located in the town of Chervonohrad in the north of Lviv Oblast, are architectural monuments of national importance in Ukraine. Today, they belong to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

The monastery was founded by the Polish nobleman Franciszek Salezy Potocki (1700-1772) for the Basilian Order in 1763. In 1771-1776, on the site of the wooden buildings of the monastery, the present buildings were erected. The construction was led by the Czech architect Johan Kasper Selner. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Basilian Monastery and Church of St. Yury in Chervonohrad, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful monastery

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Belz is a small town with a population of about 2,200 located in Lviv Oblast of Ukraine, about 70 km north of Lviv. It is the oldest town in the region and one of the oldest in western Ukraine.

This town has a number of preserved architectural monuments. One of them is the wooden Church of St. Paraskeva – an architectural monument of national importance located in the old cemetery of Belz. Church of St. Paraskeva in Belz on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of St. Paraskeva in Belz, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque monument of wooden architecture

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Lukashi is a village of about 1,000 people located 75 km east of Kyiv. The main attraction of this place is the Church of Archangel Michael, a monument of Ukrainian wooden architecture built at the expense of local residents in 1894-1896.

In 1931, this church was closed and turned into a granary. In 1942, during the German occupation, divine services were resumed and have not stopped since then. Lukashi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of Archangel Michael in Lukashi, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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