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Vysloboky is a small village with a population of about 390 people located in the Lviv region, 19 km to the north-east of the center of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1762-1763), an architectural monument of national importance. Vysloboky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Immaculate Conception Church, Vysloboky, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Klits’ko is a small village with a population of about 250 people located in the Horodok district of the Lviv region, 43 km south-west of Lviv.

The main attraction of the village is the wooden church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – an architectural monument of national importance built in 1603. Klits’ko on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Assumption Church in Klits'ko, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful old church

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Kamianka-Buzka is a small town with a population of about 10 thousand people located in the Lviv region, 41 km north-east of Lviv. Here you can find several interesting monuments of architecture.

One of them is the wooden Church of St. Nicholas (1667) included in the Register of National Monuments of Ukraine. The belfry of the church was built in 1762. Kamianka-Buzka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Nicholas Church in Kamianka-Buzka, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Pnikut is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Lviv region, 78 km to the west of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

The main architectural landmark of the village is the Catholic Church of St. Nicholas built in the style of the Neo-Gothic in 1908-1911. It is an architectural monument of local importance. Pnikut on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church of St. Nicholas in Pnikut, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent church

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Vykoty is a village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Sambir district of the Lviv region, 83 km south-west of Lviv.

The main architectural sight of the village is the wooden Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit built in 1671. This is one of the most beautiful churches in Galicia. Vykoty on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Spirit Church in Vykoty, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful wooden church

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Shchyrets is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 5,700 people located in the Lviv region, 29 km south-west of Lviv. This settlement, first mentioned in 1113, has a rich history.

There are several interesting architectural monuments here. One of them is the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin built on the basis of the fortifications of Shchyrets Castle on the Golden (Church) Hill. Shchyrets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Nativity Church in Shchyrets, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque defensive church

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Velykyi Lyubin is an urban village with a population of about 4,600 people located in the Lviv region, 28 km south-west of Lviv. It is a famous balneological and mud resort in which there are also several interesting architectural monuments.

For example, the following palace-estate of Brunicki built in 1845, on the basis of an old castle founded in the 17th century. Brunicki Palace on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Brunicki Palace in Velykyi Lyubin, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque small palace

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Horodok, first mentioned in 1213, is a small town with a population of about 16 thousand people located in the Lviv region, 29 km west of Lviv. In the town there are several monuments of architecture.

One of the most interesting ones is the Catholic Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross – the main Roman Catholic church in Horodok. This original building combines different architectural styles – Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau. Horodok on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Cross Church in Horodok, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

magnificent church

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Attractions of the Ukrainian Carpathians

The Ukrainian Carpathians are part of the Carpathian mountain system located in western Ukraine, mainly on the territory of the Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions, with a total area of about 24 thousand square kilometers.

The absolute heights of this picturesque mountain system range from 120-400 meters at the foot of the mountains to 500-800 meters in intermontane depressions and 1,500-2,000 meters along the main ridges.

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Skelivka (until 1945 – Felsztyn) is a village with a population of about 1,000 people located in the Starosamborsk district of the Lviv region, 93 km southwest of Lviv, near the border with Poland.

This village is primarily known for the fact that here was the main character of the famous satirical novel of Jaroslav Hasek – The Good Soldier Schweik. In Skelivke there is a monument to Schweik.

Catholic Church of St. Martin in Skelivka, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful neo-Gothic brick church

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