Western Ukraine

Sights of Western Ukraine

Volyn region

Despite the significant destruction during the world and civil wars in Volyn, fortifications and religious buildings of the times of the Volyn Principality, different styles of glorious, Catholic, Jewish religious buildings (XIII-XX centuries) survived (albeit having experienced significant changes). Secular architectural heritage is represented much poorer - these are mainly residential, administrative buildings and historical monuments of the XVII-XX centuries.

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Transcarpathian region

Numerous architectural monuments have been preserved in Transcarpathia, emphasizing the special history of this region. Among the sights of Transcarpathia are the castles of the owners of the region, a wide variety of Catholic, Protestant, Greek Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish and other religious buildings of the XV-XX centuries. Secular architectural heritage has been preserved in administrative buildings, town halls, palaces, park buildings, various estates and monuments of the 18th-20th centuries.

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Ivano-Frankivsk region

On the territory of the Ivano-Frankivsk region , numerous sights have remained - architectural structures, formerly iconic, of a wide time spectrum: from Kievan Rus to the present. Among them are Orthodox, Catholic, Greek-Catholic and Jewish temples of different styles, among which the beautiful wooden buildings of the Galician and Hutsul masters occupy a special place. The fortification and secular architectural heritage consists of medieval fortresses, castles (they now mostly lie in ruins), town halls, administrative and residential buildings, and monuments of the 18th-20th centuries.

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Lviv region

The modern Lviv region is the land of royal and magnate residences (which are pretty well preserved to this day), the most famous of which are located in Olesko, Zholkva, Zolochev, Podgortsy and Svirge.

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Rovenskaya region

In the Rivne region, fortifications and monastic structures founded in the Middle Ages, Orthodox, Catholic, and Jewish religious buildings of the 17th-20th centuries were preserved. Secular architecture is reproduced in residential, administrative buildings and historical monuments of the XVII-XX centuries.

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Ternopil region

Ternopil region preserves a significant medieval architectural heritage, consisting of many fortress and castle defense structures. The fortification view is also inherent in many religious buildings of various faiths - churches, churches and synagogues, from their architectural appearance defense features disappear only in the 18th-19th centuries. Examples of secular architecture of the region are city halls, palaces, estates and other attractions.

The legacy of the Ternopil region is also rich in historical past. The number of historical and cultural monuments reaches 3680. Among the 176 architectural pearls of national importance - the town hall in Buchach, castles in Berezhany, Zbarazh, Terebovle, churches in Ternopol, Mikulintsy, wooden churches of the XVI-XVIII centuries. Pilgrims from all over the world come to worship the miraculous images of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Pochaev and Zarvanitsa.

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Khmelnitsky region
Khmelnitsky region

On the territory of the Khmelnitsky region is located one of the most attractive tourist sites in Western Ukraine - the city of Kamenetz-Podolsky, in terms of the number of monuments (more than one and a half hundred) second only to Kiev and Lviv. In different regions of the region, the remains of castles and fortresses (XIV-XVIII centuries) and different-style Orthodox, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim religious buildings (XVI-XX centuries) have been preserved. Secular architectural heritage can be observed in administrative buildings, palaces, parks, park buildings and historical monuments of the 18th-20th centuries.


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Chernivtsi region

The specific history of the Chernivtsi region was reflected in its architectural heritage, recreated single outstanding fortifications (XV-XVIII centuries), a wide range of (denominational, temporary and style) religious buildings (XVI-XX centuries) and palace, manor, administrative buildings and historical monuments (XVIII-XX centuries).

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