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Transfiguration Church, built in 1911-1913, is the architectural jewel of “Natalevka” – the former estate of the owner of sugar producing factories Pavel Ivanovich Kharitonenko located in the village Volodymyrivka, Krasnokutsk district, Kharkiv region.

The manor house itself was destroyed during the Soviet era. Nowadays, the manor park is protected as a national monument of landscape architecture.

Unique Church in the Natalevka Estate, Ukraine photo 1

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The Holy Dormition Pochaev Lavra is an Orthodox monastery located in Pochaev town (Ternopil region). It is the biggest Orthodox church complex and monastery in western Ukraine and the second after the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

The Holy Trinity Cathedral was built in the ancient Russian manner in 1906-1912 (architect A.V. Shchusev). The cathedral was laid in 1899, but the construction was resumed only in 1906. Heavy monolithic walls of the cathedral have a minimum of decorations. Photos by av_otus

The Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Pochaev Lavra, Ukraine photo 1

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Perhaps the most unusual church in Ukraine

“Natalievka” is the estate of sugar producer Pavel Ivanovich Kharitonenko founded in the 80s of the 19th century in Vladimirovka village of Kharkov region (about 80 km from Kharkov).

The manor house was destroyed during the Soviet times. The park of the estate with a total area of about 50 hectares is protected as a national monument of landscape architecture.

Church in Natalievka estate, Kharkov region, Ukraine photo 1

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This church can be seen by anyone who is traveling by Yalta highway from Sevastopol to Yalta, or vice versa. Church of the Ascension is standing on the red rock at an altitude of 472 meters above sea level high above small town of Foros, which is why it is also called the Foros church.

Church of the Ascension built in the Byzantine style was constructed in 1892. In the 1930s, crosses and bells were removed from the church. It was restored and re-consecrated in 1990. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Ascension church, Foros, Crimea, Ukraine view 1


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The Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas in Kiev, which was built in the early 20th century, is used as a house of organ and chamber music from 1980. The building is located at Krasnoarmeyskaya Str., 77.

The church, built in the stylized Gothic forms with high towers and spiers, has slender proportions, and clear compositional structure. Photos by Oleg Stelmakh.

St Nicholas Church - House of Organ Music, Kiev, Ukraine view 1


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Neo-gothic style Roman Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross was built in Fastiv in 1903-1911. Today, this architectural monument of national importance is the main sight of the city. The church was constructed at the expense of representatives of the Polish gentry.

The author of the design was architect W. Dombrowski. Main feature of the church is the asymmetry of its western facade. The asymmetric structure of the facade of the building is explained by the influence of art nouveau style.

Roman Catholic Church, Fastiv, Ukraine view 1


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The following two similar wooden churches are located in the neighboring villages – Kraynikovo and Sokirnitsa, near the town of Khust, Zakarpattia oblast.

Both of them belong to so called Maramorosh architectural school also known as “Wooden Gothic”. Photos by av-otus.

Wooden Gothic church, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine view 1


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The beautiful architecture of Ternopil

Ternopil city is known for its architectural and cultural monuments. Also it is very comfortable for foreign travelers having a lot of exchange points and modern hotels.

One of the major sights is the Church of the Nativity, the amazingly beautiful church, one of the best examples of Podolsk architectural school of the 17th century.

Beautiful Ternopil, Ukraine view 1


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The church of the Intercession of the Virgin is one of the most important monuments of neo-Russian style located in the territory of Ukraine in Kiev oblast.

The church was designed by the largest master of this style Vladimir Alexandrovich Pokrovsky. The temple in Parkhomovka was his debut as an independent architect.

Parkhomovka church, Kiev oblast, Ukraine view 1


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One of the main attractions of Chernivtsi city is St. Nicholas Church with the original “twisted” domes built in 1939. The architecture of the church reproduces the Romanian national style neorominesk. The prototype of the original design was the architecture of the church in Curtea de Arges.

The church is also called “Drunk church” because of its “twisted” domes, about which there are numerous legends. Address: Chernivtsi, Russkaya Str., 35. The photos were captured by av_otus.

Nikolaevskaya church, Chernovtsy, Ukraine view 1


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