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Chortkiv – a town with a rich historical heritage

Chortkiv, first mentioned in 1427, is a small town with a population of about 29,000 people located in the Ternopil region, 75 km south of Ternopil.

In the central part of the town there is a number of preserved architectural and historical sights, low-rise residential buildings of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Let’s stroll through the streets of Chortkiv and take a look at some of its attractions. Chortkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Sergey Zaglinskiy.

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The central street of Chortkiv is pedestrian. There are shops, cafes and restaurants here.

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Chortkiv Town Council.

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The central streets are paved with cobblestone.

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Dominican Church of St. Stanislaus (1610-1910) – the main architectural landmark of Chortkiv. The high spire of the church is visible from all around the town.

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This half-timbered building of the Old Town Hall with a clock tower is one of the symbols of Chortkov.

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It is surrounded by wooden shopping arcades, which are still used for their intended purpose.

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Grocery store.

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Pharmacy.

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Karl Emil Franzos, a popular Austrian novelist of the late 19th century, was born in Chortkiv.

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Church of the Ascension of Our Lord (1717) located near the railway station of Chortkiv – one of the best examples of the Podilia folk architecture.

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Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (1583-1635) – the oldest church in Chortkiv.

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Ruins of the Chortkiv Castle (1610).

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From here you can enjoy a good view of Chortkiv.

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Church of the Holy Intercession (1905) – one of the new churches of Chortkiv. The 40-meter high bell tower with a gilded dome was built in 1996.

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Monastery of the Order of the Bare Carmelites located on a hilly terrain near the central part of Chertkiv.

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Welcome to Chertkiv!

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