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Despite the fact that Zhovkva, located near the city of Lviv, is a very small town, it is rich in interesting monuments of architecture.

One of them is the Church of the Holy Trinity – a beautiful wooden church built in 1720. This is an outstanding monument of architecture and monumental art of the Galician school. The Holy Trinity Church in Zhovkva on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Church in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

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Zhovkva is a small town with a population of about 13 thousand people located 30 km north of Lviv and 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border.

One of the main attractions of the town is Zhovkva castle – a monument of Renaissance architecture built in 1594-1606. Zhovkva Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Castle of the Renaissance Era in Zhovkva, Ukraine, photo 1

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Volya-Vysotska is a village with a population of about 1,700 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Holy Archangel Michael (1598) – one of the oldest wooden churches in Ukraine and an architectural monument of national importance located near the highway Lviv – Rava-Ruska, near the cemetery. Volya-Vysotska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Archangel Michael in Volya-Vysotska, Ukraine, photo 1

colorful wooden church

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Sep/17

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Greek Catholic Monastery in Krekhiv

Krekhiv monastery of St. Nicholas Fathers Basilian, founded in 1612, is located in the village of Krekhiv in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region, about 40 km north-west of Lviv.

The monastery ensemble is a monument of architecture of national importance of the 17th-18th centuries. The walled area of the monastery has the shape of an irregular pentagon.

Greek Catholic Monastery in Krekhiv, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

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Stoyaniv is a village with a population of about 3,000 people located in the Radekhiv district of the Lviv region.

One of the main attractions of the village is the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus constructed in the architectural style of the Neo-Gothic era. Stoyaniv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Catholic Church in Stoyaniv, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Catholic church

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Nyzhankovychi is an urban village with a population of about 1,800 people located in the Starosamborsk district of the Lviv region, on the border of Ukraine and Poland.

On the territory of the former estate there is the Nyzhankovychi professional lyceum, where boys are taught woodworking and machine-building, and girls – hairdressing. In the middle of the estate garden you can see a beautiful building originally used as a library of the lyceum.

Abandoned villa in Nyzhankovychi, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

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Komarno is a small town with a population of about 7 thousand people located in the south-western part of the Lviv region, 45 km from Lviv.

One of the landmarks of the town is the wooden church of St. Michael the Archangel built in 1754. It is one of the best examples of the Galician school of folk architecture. Komarno on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Michael Church in Komarno, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

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Potelych is a village with a population of about 800 people located in the Zholkovsky district of the Lviv region.

The main attraction of the village is the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit – an Orthodox wooden church built in 1502. It is the oldest surviving wooden church in the Lviv region. Potelych on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Oldest Wooden Church in the Lviv Region, Ukraine, photo 1

one of the oldest churches in Ukraine

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Nov/16

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Svirzh Castle – the view from above

Svirzh Castle, a unique monument of defensive architecture of the 15th-17th centuries, is located in the village of Svirzh in Peremyshlyany district of the Lviv region.

Built as a fortress, the castle lost its original appearance after the reconstruction carried out in the 17th century. Despite its advantageous location – on a hill surrounded by marshes and lakes – this palace-castle could hardly have a significant defensive value.

Svirzh Castle, Lviv oblast,  Ukraine, photo 1

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Pidhirtsi Castle is a well-preserved Renaissance palace surrounded by fortifications. It is located in the village of Pidhirtsi in the east of the Lviv region.

The castle has a square shape. From the east, south and west it is surrounded by a line of fortifications, a moat and ramparts. Pidhirtsi, Olesko and Zolochiv castles form the “Golden Horseshoe of Ukraine” – a tourist route of the castles of the Lviv region. Pidhirtsi Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Pidhirtsi Castle, Lviv region, Ukraine, photo 1

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