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Horyany is a district within Uzhhorod, the capital of Zakarpattia Oblast. It is located about 3 kilometers east of the city center.

In the distant past, Bela IV (1206-1270), King of Hungary and Croatia, founded a new fortress instead of the destroyed old Uzhhorod castle here. Only a small church (rotunda) of the Gothic style with traces of frescoes of the 14th-15th centuries has survived. The oldest part of the church built in the Byzantine style dates back to the 12th-13th centuries. Horyanska Rotunda on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Horyanska Rotunda, Horyany, Uzhhorod, Ukraine, photo 1

unique old church

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Jun/21

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Church of the Holy Virgin in Matkiv

Matkiv is a village with a population of about 400 people located in the very south of Lviv Oblast. Here you can see several monuments of architecture of national importance.

The main attraction of this place is the monumental wooden Church of the Holy Virgin (1838) of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Matkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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

majestic wooden church

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Jun/21

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Church of St. Paraskevi in Skole

Skole is a town with a population of about 6 thousand people located in the valley of the Opir River in the Ukrainian Carpathians in the south of Lviv Oblast. The historical center of the ethnographic region of Boykivshchyna, it is included in the list of historical settlements of Ukraine.

The main architectural attraction of this place is the wooden Church of St. Paraskevi (1597) – an architectural monument of national importance. Skole on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Paraskevi in Skole, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing church

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Tovste is an urban village with a population of about 3,200 people located in the south of Ternopil Oblast, about 100 km from Ternopil.

One of the architectural attractions of this place is the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1912-1939) – a magnificent building with pronounced neo-Gothic elements belonging to the local Greek Catholic community. Tovste on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Tovste, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

majestic church

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Nehrovets is a village of about 2 thousand people located in the central part of Zakarpattia Oblast in the very west of Ukraine. The village is dominated by Mount Nehrovets (1,707 m), one of the highest mountains in the Ukrainian Carpathians.

The main architectural attraction of the village is the Church of St. Michael the Archangel (1818) standing on a hillside – an architectural monument of national importance and one of the best examples of wooden churches with towers. Nehrovets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Nehrovets, Ukraine, photo 1

elegant church in a beautiful location

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Apr/21

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Church of St. Elijah in Toporivtsi

Toporivtsi is a large village of about 4,400 people located 20 km north-east of Chernivtsi, in the central part of Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine.

One of the attractions of this place is the new Church of St. Elijah (1911-1914) resembling a fairytale palace or castle. The likely author of the project was Karl Adam Romstorfer, an Austrian architect and the director of an industrial school in Chernivtsi. Toporivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Elijah in Toporivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

church from a fairy tale

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Velykyi Klyuchiv is a large village with a population of several thousand people located in the southeast of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. This is one of the oldest Ukrainian villages, first mentioned in 1373.

The main sight of this village is a picturesque wooden church with a bell tower in honor of Venerable Paraskeva of Serbia (1862-1865), an architectural monument of local importance. Velykyi Klyuchiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Paraskeva Church, Velykyi Klyuchiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church

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The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1661) is a picturesque wooden church located in the city of Drohobych, an architectural monument of national importance and one of the best examples of Galician wooden architecture.

The church was restored in 1970-1971 and turned into a museum object of the Drohobych Museum of Local Lore. It has unique preserved paintings in the altar part. The interior of this church is also striking in its austere simplicity and grandeur. Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Drohobych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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

picturesque wooden church

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Horishnje Zaluchchya is a village with a population of about 1,300 people located in the south-east of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, about 108 km from Ivano-Frankivsk.

Here you can see an interesting wooden church, an architectural monument of local importance – the Church of the Transfer of the Relics of St. Nicholas (1868). In 1909, the building was covered with sheet metal decorated with artistic chasing. Horishnje Zaluchchya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church in Horishnje Zaluchchya, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting tinned church

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Hvizd is a village with a population of about 3,400 people located in the center of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. Here you can see a picturesque wooden monument of the Hutsul school of folk architecture – the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin (1739).

In the late 1960s, the Soviet authorities decided to close the church and turn it into a museum, but the villagers defended the right to use their church for its intended purpose. In 2017, restoration was carried out. Today, this church is an architectural monument of national importance. Hvizd on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Hvizd, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden architectural monument

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