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Zhuzhelyany, first mentioned in 1578, is a village with a population of about 600 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 76 km north of Lviv. Until 1951, the village was part of Poland. It came under the control of the USSR as part of an agreement on the alignment of the Polish-Soviet border.

The main architectural sight of the village is the wooden Church of the Resurrection (1870) standing on its southern outskirts. During the Soviet period, from 1952 to 1989, the church was closed and used as a collective farm warehouse. Zhuzhelyany on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Resurrection in Zhuzhelyany, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

very picturesque church

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Volytsya is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 82 km north of Lviv, near Chervonohrad.

Here you can see a picturesque monument of wooden architecture – the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord (1774-1778) located in the southern part of the village, on the left bank of the Bilostik River. Volytsya on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Transfiguration in Volytsya, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

interesting wooden church

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Hvozdets is a small village with a population of only about 100 people located in the south-west of Lviv Oblast, about 114 km from Lviv. There is a picturesque monument of wooden architecture in this village – the Church of St. Michael the Archangel built in 1791.

After the Second World War, the Soviet authorities evicted the villagers and closed the church. People partially returned in the 1950s. In 1989, divine services were resumed in the church. Hvozdets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the St. Archangel Michael in Hvozdets, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Volsvyn is a village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the north of Lviv Oblast, about 72 km from Lviv.

On the outskirts of the southern part of this village you can find a picturesque church – the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (1864). Its stone wall-type bell tower was built in 1898. Volsvyn on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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

interesting old church

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The Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1911-1914) is a majestic building designed by the Polish architect Teodor Talowski in neo-Gothic style.

This architectural monument is located in the small town of Kamianka-Buzka in the northern part of Lviv Oblast, about 41 km north-east of Lviv. Kamianka-Buzka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of the Assumption in Kamianka-Buzka, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful neo-Gothic building

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St. Paraskeva Church in Stara Sil’

Stara Sil’ is an urban village with a population of about 1,130 people located about 96 km south-west of Lviv. A unique phenomenon in Ukrainian history is associated with Stara Sil’ (literally meaning “old salt”) – the extraction of salt in one place during about three thousand years.

There are also some interesting architectural monuments here. One of them is the unique Orthodox wooden Church of St. Paraskeva (1440). Near it, you can see a wooden bell tower of the 17th century. Stara Sil’ on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Paraskeva Church in Stara Sil, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful old wooden church

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Church of St. Nicholas in Turje

Turje is a village with a population of about 1,300 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 118 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is its picturesque wooden church of St. Nicholas built in 1690. Turje on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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

beautiful wooden church

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Stare Selo is a village with a population of about 2,100 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 27 km southeast of the center of Lviv.

The main attraction of this place is the gradually collapsing local castle – an architectural monument of national importance and one of the largest castles both in the Lviv region and throughout Ukraine. The Stare Selo Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

The Stare Selo Castle, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque abandoned castle

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Zolochiv is a town with a population of about 24 thousand people located in the eastern part of Lviv Oblast, about 67 km from Lviv.

The main attraction of Zolochiv is its picturesque old castle – a unique architectural monument of the first half of the 17th century. Zolochiv Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Zolochiv Castle, Ukraine from above, photo 1

fly over Zolochiv Castle

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Monastyr-Lishnyansky is a village with a population of about 300 people located in Lviv Oblast, about 85 km southwest of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Holy Prophet Elijah – a monument of architecture of national importance built in 1698. In 1802, it was thoroughly rebuilt. The church was closed in 1960-1990, restored in 1969 and 1992. Monastyr-Lishnyansky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Prophet Elijah in Monastyr-Lishnyansky, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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