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Pidhaitsi is a town with a population of about 2,700 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 65 km south-west of Ternopil.

This small provincial town has several interesting sights. One of them is the Transfiguration Church (1772) – a monument of wooden architecture of national importance. In the interior of this church, you can see preserved wall paintings of the 19th century. In 1893, a wooden bell tower was built next to it. Pidhaitsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Wooden Church of the Transfiguration in Pidhaitsi, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Pidhaitsi, first mentioned in written sources in 1468, is a town with a population of about 2,700 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 64 km south-west of Ternopil.

This town has preserved a number of interesting architectural monuments. One of them is the Assumption Church (1650-1653) – an architectural monument of national importance constructed in the Renaissance style in combination with Ukrainian church traditions. Pidhaitsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Fortified Assumption Church in Pidhaitsi, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

unique defensive church

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Mykulyntsi is an urban village with a population of about 3,600 people located in Ternopil Oblast, about 19 km south of Ternopil. First mentioned in chronicles in 1096, this is the oldest settlement in the region and one of the oldest settlements in Western Ukraine.

There are several architectural monuments in Mykulyntsi including the palace and the ruins of the castle. The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity (1761-1779) located here is a unique architectural monument of national importance. This is one of the largest Baroque churches in Ternopil Oblast. Mykulyntsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Trinity Church in Mykulyntsi, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing Baroque church

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Zbarazh Castle (1626-1631) is located in a park near the center of the town of Zbarazh in the central part of Ternopil Oblast, about 24 km northeast of Ternopil.

In 1649, this fortification played a key role during the uprising of the Zaporozhye Cossacks led by Bohdan Khmelnytsky. As a result of the siege of Zbarazh and the ensuing Battle of Zboriv fought between the combined Cossack-Crimean force and the Crown army of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Treaty of Zboriv was signed. Zbarazh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Zbarazh Castle, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

fly over Zbarazh Castle

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Skala-Podilska is an urban-type settlement with a population of about 4,200 people located in the Borshchiv district of Ternopil Oblast, about 106 km southeast of Ternopil.

One of the main architectural attractions of Skala-Podilska is the Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – a stone religious building with Gothic features built in 1719. Skala-Podilska on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin in Skala-Podilska, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque Catholic church

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Butsniv is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located about 12 km south of Ternopil. One of the landmarks of the village is the Church of Saints Peter and Paul – an architectural monument of local significance.

It was built as a Catholic church according to the project of the Lviv architect Julian Zakharevich in 1890-1891. During the First World War, the church was partially destroyed. In 1922-1923, the building was restored. Butsniv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Butsniv, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque stone church

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Pidhaichyky is a village with a population of about 900 people located in the Terebovlia district of the Ternopil region, 40 km northwest of Ternopil. In 1810, a Roman Catholic neo-Gothic church of hewn stone was built almost in the center of the village.

In 1910, the church was transferred to the local Orthodox community and became the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. In 1947, the church was closed. In 1988, it was reopened and consecrated by the name of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pidhaichyky on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Neo-Gothic Orthodox Church in Pidhaichyky, Ukraine, photo 1

unusual Orthodox church

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Derenivka is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the center of the Ternopil region, about 44 km south of Ternopil. One of the few architectural attractions of Derenivka is the wooden church of the Resurrection of Christ located in the central part of the village.

The church was built in 1672. In 1715, it was reconstructed and got its current look. The high bell tower with four bells stands near the church. Derenivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Derenivka, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque small wooden church

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Church of St. Nicholas in Lazarivka

Lazarivka is a village with a population of about 500 people located in the Monastyryska district of the Ternopil region, about 100 km southwest of Ternopil.

The main architectural sight of the village is the Church of St. Nicholas (1812) – a small wooden church resembling a ship. Lazarivka on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Nicholas in Lazarivka, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque wooden church

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Muzhyliv is a village with a population of about 1,200 people located in the the Pidhaitsi district of the Ternopil region, about 63 km southwest of Ternopil.

One of the attractions of the village is an old wooden church, the Church of St. Basil the Great, built according to different source in 1590, 1703 or 1776. It was restored in 1992. Muzhyliv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Basil the Great in Muzhyliv, Ternopil region, Ukraine, photo 1

church in the colors of the Ukrainian flag

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