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Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit in Kolochava

The wooden Greek-Catholic church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit is an architectural monument of the 18th century located in the village of Kolochava in Mizhgirya district of the Zakarpattia region.

The church in Baroque style was built of spruce boards by the master Ferenc Tekke in 1795. Since 1953, this beautiful building was used as a museum of atheism. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Holy Spirit Church, Kolochava, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 1

Ironically, it helped to preserve the appearance of the church in its original form. In 1969-1970, the church was completely renovated.

Holy Spirit Church, Kolochava, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 2

Today, it is used as a museum of local lore of Kolochava. Here you can learn some interesting facts about the Ukrainian people.

Holy Spirit Church, Kolochava, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 3

The church is located in a convenient location for tourists, who have an opportunity not only to get acquainted with an interesting architectural heritage but also to enjoy the beauty of the nature of the Carpathians. The Church the Holy Spirit in Kolochava on Google Maps.

Holy Spirit Church, Kolochava, Zakarpattia region, Ukraine, photo 4
Photo by: Elke Wetzig.

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