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Potelych is a village with a population of about 800 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 70 km northwest of Lviv, near the border of Ukraine with Poland.

The main attraction of this village is the wooden Church of the Holy Spirit (1502) – the oldest surviving wooden church in Lviv Oblast, an outstanding monument of architecture and monumental art of the Galician school. Potelych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Spirit in Potelych, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Sambir is a town with a population of about 35 thousand people located in Lviv Oblast, about 75 km southwest of Lviv. This is one of the tourist centers of the region with a number of architectural monuments.

For example, it is worth mentioning the Greek Catholic Church of Theotokos, built in the Baroque style in 1728-1738. There are two relics kept in this church – the Sambir miraculous icon of the Most Holy Theotokos and parts of the relics of St. Valentine, the legendary patron of lovers. Sambir on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Nativity of Theotokos in Sambir, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Vovkiv is a small village of about 300 people located in the Lviv region, about 21 km south of the center of Lviv.

One of the main attractions of this place is the wooden Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a bell tower, built in 1702-1706. The buildings are included in the register of architectural monuments of local importance. Vovkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vovkiv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Church of St. Demetrius in Losynets

Losynets is a small village with a population of about 700 people located on the territory of Lviv Oblast in the very west of Ukraine, about 130 km southwest of Lviv.

Here you can see a picturesque wooden church built in 1892. Next to it there is a bell tower (1725), which is included in the register of architectural monuments of national importance. From 1957 to 1989, the church was closed. Losynets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Demetrius in Losynets, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Zhovkva, founded in 1369, is a picturesque town with a population of about 13 thousand people located in the north of Lviv Oblast in western Ukraine. The distance to Lviv is 25 kilometers, to the Ukrainian-Polish border – 35 kilometers.

In 1994, the central part of Zhovkva received the status of a historical and architectural reserve. In total, there are more than 50 monuments of world, national and regional significance in this town. Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Zhovkva, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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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

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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

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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

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St. George’s Church in Drohobych

St. George’s Church located in the city of Drohobych, in the south of Lviv Oblast is a unique monument of Galician wooden architecture of the late 15th – early 16th centuries. It is one of the best preserved monuments of old Ukrainian sacral architecture.

In 2013, it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the object “The wooden churches of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.” St. George’s Church in Drohobych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. George's Church in Drohobych, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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Libukhova is a village of about 300 people located 120 km southwest of Lviv. Here you can see an interesting wooden church, a distinctive feature of which is a massive pyramidal roof – the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1820).

In 1962, the church was closed by the Soviet authorities, but the community continued to take care of it. In 1989, the church was returned to the believers. Libukhova on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Intercession of the Virgin Mary in Libukhova, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

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