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Rosokhy is a small village with a population of about 150 people located in Lviv Oblast of Ukraine near the border with Poland, about 123 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of this village is a complex of buildings of the fortified Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in the 15th-16th centuries and included in the list of monuments of architecture of national importance. At that time, this region was within the reach of the raids of the Crimean Tatars, therefore there was a need for such fortifications. Rosokhy on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fortified church in Rosokhy, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque fortified church

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Jan/20

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Church of St. Nicholas in Turka

Turka is a town with a population of about 7,000 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 135 km south-west of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

One of the architectural sights of the town is the wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1739) – a monument of architecture of national importance. Inside, there is a preserved carved wooden iconostasis with a red background, gilded carvings, and icons created in 1739. Turka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Turka, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Rozluch is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 128 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis Borgia (1901-1902) – the former chapel of German colonists and a unique for Ukraine example of a wooden church built in the Neo-Gothic style. Rozluch on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Neo-Gothic Church, Rozluch, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Isai is a village with a population of about 800 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 138 km southwest of Lviv.

In the center of the village, next to the stone church of St. Michael the Archangel (1938), you can see the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel (1663). Nearby, there is a wooden bell tower built in 1722. Together they form a monument of architecture of national importance. Isai on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Churches of St. Michael the Archangel in Isai, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque ensemble of churches

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Ilnyk is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in the Turka District in the south-west of Lviv Oblast. Here you can see one of the most harmonious Catholic wooden churches in Ukraine – the Chapel of the Paramanny (Mourning) Mother of God built in 1932-1933.

This is one of the eleven existing wooden Catholic churches of the first half of the 20th century located in the Lviv region. Unfortunately, this picturesque building doesn’t have a status of an architectural monument, it is abandoned and is gradually being destroyed. Ilnyk on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Catholic Chapel, Ilnyk, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden chapel

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Jul/19

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Fly over Svirzh Castle

Svirzh Castle, located in the village of Svirzh in Lviv Oblast, about 44 km south-east of Lviv, is a unique monument of defense architecture of the 15th-17th centuries.

Built as a fortress, after the reconstruction of the 17th century, it lost its original appearance and turned into a picturesque fortified aristocratic residence. Svirzh Castle on Google Maps.

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Kamianka-Buzka is a small town with a population of about 11 thousand people located in Lviv Oblast, about 41 km north-east of Lviv.

The main architectural dominant of the town is the majestic neo-Gothic Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary built in the early 20th century, an architectural monument of local importance. Few provincial towns of Ukraine have such a spectacular building. Kamianka-Buzka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Neo-Gothic Catholic Church in Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent Catholic church

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Brody is a city with a population of about 23 thousand people located in the north-east of the Lviv region. In the past, it was one of the largest trade centers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. There are a lot of preserved architectural monuments here.

The Palace of the Counts Tyszkiewicz, built in the style of English neoclassicism in 1909-1912, is one of these monuments. The palace is surrounded by a park with a pond. In Soviet times, the building began to be used as the Brody Leshoz, a forestry organization engaged in accounting, reproduction, protection of forests. Tyszkiewicz Palace in Brody on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Palace of the Counts Tyszkiewicz in Brody, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque mini-palace

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Jan/19

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Church of St. Paraskeva in Pluhiv

Pluhiv is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zolochiv district of the Lviv region, about 78 km east of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Paraskeva, a picturesque old wooden church built in 1715. This architectural monument belongs to the characteristic works of the Galician school of folk architecture. Pluhiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Paraskeva in Pluhiv, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Today, Kokhavyno is not a separate territorial unit. This place is located almost in the center of Hnizdychiv – an urban village in the Zhydachiv district of the Lviv region, about 70 km south of Lviv. It is a famous pilgrimage place.

The main attraction of this place is the Monastery of St. Gerard founded by the monks of the Carmelite Order in 1755. The monastery was founded near the wooden church built for the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kokhavyno in 1748. Monastery of St. Gerard on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Monastery of St. Gerard in Hnizdychiv (Kokhavyno), Ukraine, photo 1

amazing monastery

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