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Mykytyntsi is a small village located in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, about 78 km southeast of Ivano-Frankivsk.

In the center of the village, there is a picturesque wooden monument of architecture of national importance – the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1859) renovated in 1987-1990. Today, it is used by the local community of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Mykytyntsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Mykytyntsi, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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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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Hoverla (in Romanian “Howarla” means “difficult to pass elevation”) is the highest mountain and the highest point in the territory of Ukraine (2,061 m above sea level). It is located on the border of the Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, about 17 km from the border with Romania.

It is a popular summer and winter tourism destination. The first tourist route with climbing the mountain was opened in 1880. In the north, you can see the cities of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast: Ivano-Frankivsk, Kolomyia, and Snyatin. Mount Hoverla on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexey Medvedev.

Climbing Hoverla - the highest mountain in Ukraine, photo 1

winter on Hoverla

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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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Vorokhta is an urban-type settlement and resort with a population of about 4,200 people located at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 89 km south of Ivano-Frankivsk. Almost from all sides Vorokhta is surrounded by mountains and forests. This is a training center for Ukrainian athletes in ski jumping, biathlon, ski racing.

The main architectural landmark of Vorokhta is the wooden church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin – one of the best examples of Hutsul folk architecture built according to traditional technologies without a single nail in neighboring Yablunytsya in 1654-1657. Vorokhta on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Vorokhta, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Wooden Church of St. Basil in Cherche

Another attraction of Cherche, a small village located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 65 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk, in addition to the “old” Church of St. Basil the Great is the “new” Church of St. Basil the Great built of spruce in a new place closer to the center of the village in 1897.

Today, the church belongs to the local community of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Next to this wooden church there is also a new stone church. Cherche on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of St. Basil the Great in Cherche, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque church

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Cherche is a village with a population of about 1,100 people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 65 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk. The main attraction of the village is the wooden Church of St. Basil the Great, an architectural monument of national importance.

This church, one of the most beautiful churches in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, was founded at least in the 16th century. It was moved several times from one place to another. At the current location, near the cemetery, the building was placed in 1733. Cherche on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Basil the Great in Cherche, Ukraine, photo 1

scenic wooden church

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Church of the Holy Spirit in Rohatyn

Rohatyn is a small town with a population of about 8,000 people located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, about 60 km north of Ivano-Frankivsk. This town is considered one of the historic places of Ukraine.

There are several interesting monuments of architecture in Rohatyn. One of them is the wooden Church of the Holy Spirit – a monument of folk architecture and monumental art of national importance included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Rohatyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Spirit in Rohatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Winter on Mount Synyak

Synyak (1,665 m) is a mountain with steep slopes in Gorgany, a system of mountain ranges in the outer strip of the Ukrainian Carpathians. This mountain is located within the Carpathian National Natural Park, in the Nadvirna district of the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Mount Synyak is a popular destination for hiking trails on weekends. From its top you can see the adjacent ridges. It also offers a magnificent panorama of the ski resort of Bukovel, as well as a view of the highest range of the Ukrainian Carpathians – Chornohora, with the mountains of Hoverla (2,061 m) and Petros (2,020 m). Mount Synyak on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Ryzhkov.

Winter on Mount Synyak, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

hike in the Ukrainian Carpathians

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