One of the Best Catholic Wooden Churches in Ukraine

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Wooden Catholic Chapel, Ilnyk, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Ilnyk is a village with a population of about 1,500 people located in the Turka District in the south-west of Lviv Oblast. Here you can see one of the most harmonious Catholic wooden churches in Ukraine – the Chapel of the Paramanny (Mourning) Mother of God built in 1932-1933.

This is one of the eleven existing wooden Catholic churches of the first half of the 20th century located in the Lviv region. Unfortunately, this picturesque building doesn’t have a status of an architectural monument, it is abandoned and is gradually being destroyed. <a target=_blank href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ko%C5%9Bci%C3%B3%C5%82+rzymsko-katolicki+w+Ilniku/@49.1029523,23.0910699,732m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zNDnCsDA1JzEyLjAiTiAyM8KwMDYnMTUuMCJF!3b1!8m2!3d49.08667!4d23.10417!3m4!1s0x473bd30baa860afd:0xdd2dd50568b24f0a!8m2!3d49.1031565!4d23.092559?hl=en" rel="noopener noreferrer"
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Holy Trinity Mezhyrich Monastery – the view from above

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Holy Trinity Mezhyrich Monastery, Rivne Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Holy Trinity Mezhyrich Monastery is a complex of monastic buildings of the 16th-17th centuries located in the village of Mezhyrich in Rivne Oblast, about 53 km southeast of Rivne and 3 km southwest of Ostroh.

This monument of the Volhynia architecture combines the traditions of old Russian constructive techniques with Gothic and Renaissance elements. Its layout, combination of secular, cult, and defensive features, as well as the Renaissance decor make it an outstanding architectural monument of Ukraine. The Mezhyrich Monastery on Google Maps. Photos by: <a target=_blank href="https://m-a-d-m-a-x.livejournal.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer"
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Pyrohiv

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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Pyrohiv, Kyiv, Ukraine, photo 1

The National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine is an open-air museum, an architectural and landscape complex of all historical and ethnographic regions of Ukraine. It is located on the southern outskirts of Kyiv, near the village of Pyrohiv.

The exposition devoted to the Carpathians is located on three hills covered with spruce and beech trees resembling the natural conditions of the original localities of the exhibits in the Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi regions. <a target=_blank href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pyrohiv,+Kyiv,+Ukraine,+02000/@50.3507854,30.5093336,2853m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zNTDCsDIxJzE2LjAiTiAzMMKwMzAnNDQuMCJF!3b1!8m2!3d50.35444!4d30.51222!3m4!1s0x40d4c7cd7911ab0b:0xdd042caf0cab584b!8m2!3d50.351177!4d30.5128688?hl=en" rel="noopener noreferrer"
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Pushcha-Vodytsya – the Most Scenic Tram Line in Ukraine

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Pushcha-Vodytsya - Kyiv - the Most Scenic Tram Line in Ukraine, photo 1

Pushcha-Vodytsya is a historical place and a climatic resort located mainly in pine forests in the north-western part of Kyiv. This locality got its name from the word “pushcha” (a dense, impenetrable forest) and the Vodytsya River, which no longer exists.

Today, it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the capital of Ukraine. You can find a cascade of lakes with sandy beaches, boat and catamaran rental stations, as well as shops and ATMs here. Pushcha-Vodytsya is connected to Kyiv by a unique historical tram line running through the forest, which makes it probably
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The Ostroh Castle from above

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The Ostroh Castle, Rivne Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Ostroh, first mentioned in 1100, is a town with a population of about 15 thousand people located in the south of Rivne Oblast. The main attraction of the town is its old castle located on the top of the hill.

In the 14th-16th centuries, this was the ancestral nest of the Ostrogski family – one of the greatest Polish-Ruthenian families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Ostroh Castle on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Over the centuries, the castle was repeatedly rebuilt. Today, the ensemble of
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Autumn in Kharkiv – the Second Largest City of Ukraine

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Kharkiv, founded in 1654, is a large city located in the north-east of Ukraine. Together with nearby towns and districts, it forms the Kharkiv agglomeration with a population of more than 2 million people.

From December 19, 1919 to June 24, 1934, Kharkiv was the first capital of Soviet Ukraine. That’s why this city is also called “the first capital”. Today, it is a very important scientific, cultural, industrial, and transportation center of Ukraine.

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Ascension Church in Matusiv

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Ascension Church in Matusiv, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Matusiv is a village of about 4,500 people located in the Shpola district of Cherkasy Oblast, about 69 km southwest of Cherkasy.

The main architectural attraction of this place is the majestic Ascension Church built in the style of late classicism in honor of the heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812 (the French invasion of Russia) in 1812-1818. Matusiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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Wooden Church of St. Michael in Zinkiv

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St. Michael Church, Zinkiv, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

Zinkiv is a village with a population of about 1,600 people located in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 56 km south of the city of Khmelnytskyi.

There are several architectural and historical monuments here. One of them is the Church of St. Michael built with funds from parishioners in 1769. This is one of the most impressive monuments of Podolia wooden church architecture. Zinkiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

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The Palace and Park Ensemble “Illyashivka Estate”

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Illyashivka Estate, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

The palace and park ensemble “Illyashivka Estate” is a museum-estate located in the village of Illyashivka in the Starokostiantyniv District of Khmelnytskyi Oblast, about 70 km northeast of Khmelnytskyi.

The construction of the palace in the style of classicism began in the late 18th century. Some sources claim that it was designed by the famous architect Domenico Merlini. Illyashivka Estate on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

During the First World War, the palace was looted, but retained its architecture. In Soviet times, it was
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Amazing Scenery in the Area of the Flooded Village of Bakota

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Bakota, located about 50 kilometers from Kamianets-Podilskyi in the territory of the Podilski Tovtry National Park, in the very south of Khmelnytskyi Oblast, was once a village, but its story ended in 1981, when it was flooded due to the construction of the Dniester hydroelectric complex.

Today, Bakota is a place with amazing nature and beautiful views. Here, from the rocky high bank of the river, you can spend hours watching the water surface and picturesque cliffs. There are also boat excursions available. On the territory of Bakota, you can spend the night
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