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The ruins of medieval Nevitsky castle

Nevitsky castle is a castle located near the village of Kamenica, Zakarpattia region, which is 12 km north-east of the regional center of Uzhgorod. The castle was built in the 13th century on the top of a hill above the valley of the river Uzh on the site of an earlier wooden fort.

In 1241, it was destroyed by the Mongol-Tatar hordes, but in the second half of the 13th century the castle was rebuilt. With the development of firearms, it was reconstructed several times and acquired its final shape in the early 16th century.

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Zakarpatye region is an unforgettable land with spectacular scenery that attracts tourists and vacationers not only from all parts of Ukraine, but also from all over the world.

This is the land of world famous mineral springs, the land of horticulture and viticulture. The province is known as a land of forests, orchards, vineyards, beautiful mountains, and valleys.

Beautiful nature, mild climate, spas and resorts, interesting summer and winter routes – all this has made the region the place of mass tourism.

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Beautiful sceneries of Zakarpattia

Zakarpattia region is an unforgettable land with spectacular sceneries that attracts tourists and vacationers not only from all parts of Ukraine, but also from all over the world.

This is the land of mineral springs, orchards, and vineyards. The region is one of the few unique places that are of interest to tourists in all seasons.

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Picturesque landscapes of Zakarpattia region

Zakarpattia (Transcarpathian) region is located in the south-western slopes and foothills of the Eastern Carpathians, and also includes the Carpathian lowland. In the south the region borders on Romania, in the south-west – Hungary, in the west – Slovakia and in the north-west – Poland.

Thus, the region is a kind of Ukrainian “window to Europe.” About 80% of the area are the Carpathian Mountains. Transcarpathian region is Ukrainian key tourist area of national importance. It is also one of the centers of winter sports in Ukraine. Photos by l_z_foto

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The hippie festival “Shipot”

Every year (July 1-10) the area near the waterfall Shipot (Volovets district of Zakarpattia region) becomes the place of festival “Shipot”. All kinds of informal people are going to the festival: punks, hippies, rastaman, representatives of other subcultures and, of course, ordinary tourists.

The first festival was held in 1993. The motto of “Shipot” is “Love, Peace & Wine!” The main day of the festival is the day of Ivan Kupala – July 7. Photos by Oleg Grigoryev

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Ukrainian Carpathians Mountains are the part of Carpathian mountain range, located mainly in western Ukraine on the territory of Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia and Chernovtsy oblasts.

The length of Ukrainian Carpathians from San River to the sources of Suchava River is 280 km, width – 100 km. The total area is more than 24 thousand square km. The absolute height of the mountain range varies from 120-400 m in the foothills up to 1500-2000 m along the main ridge.

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The following two similar wooden churches are located in the neighboring villages – Kraynikovo and Sokirnitsa, near the town of Khust, Zakarpattia oblast.

Both of them belong to so called Maramorosh architectural school also known as “Wooden Gothic”. Photos by av-otus.

Wooden Gothic church, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine view 1


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