The Saint Sophia Cathedral
The Saint Sophia Cathedral - the oldest Catholic temple in Zhytomyr - rightly bears a rank of one of the main attractions in the town. Raised in the middle of the 18th century, the cathedral charms with the beauty of its architectural forms, based on the peculiar interweaving of baroque and late renaissance traits. The two-layer facade of the building is decorated with strict turrets. The terrain,

Cathedral of the Holy Transfiguration
Built as the main Orthodox church on Volyn', Zhytomir’s Cathedral of the Holy Transfiguration is rightfully considered to be the town’s symbol. Its construction began in 1851, on top of an ancient Basilian church. However, soon after the construction finished, the temple collapsed. The reason for the catastrophe turned out to be the frailness of the brick, from which it was built. The Cathedral’s

The Monastery of Barefoot Carmelites' Order
The Monastery-Fortress of Barefoot Carmelites' Order is not just, striking with its majesty, cult building of Berdychiv, but also the core, around which the spiral of the rich history of the town winds. It was founded in 1634 by Polish magnate Janusz Tyszkiewicz, the then owner of Berdychiv, who passed his estate palace with nearby settlements in hands of monks of the Carmelites' Order and allocat

The St. Barbara's Church
The charming light-pink building of the St. Barbara's Church that has a status of the national architectural monument is one of the most recognizable symbols of Berdychiv. Having got Berdychiv as a dowry, the daughter of the wealthy Polish-Lithuanian magnate Barbara founded the first wooden temple on this place in 1759. She named the cathedral after her divine patroness great martyr Barbara. In th

St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral
The sky-blue St. Michael's Cathedral, with its fabulously shining domes, is one of the most beautiful and important Orthodox temples in Ukraine. Built in the 90s, it is a remake of the destroyed St. Michael's Cathedral, which stood on the territory of the oldest monastery of Kyivan Rus for over eight centuries. The grandson of Yaroslav the Wise, Prince Sviatopolk, founded the cathedral in the ear

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra
Lighting up the picturesque banks of the Dnieper with the shine of its golden domes, the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra is one of the best known and most popular of the capital’s sights. In any weather or season, it remains an attractive destination for thousands of visitors, making an equally powerful impression on both locals and tourists. For the former group, the Lavra is a powerful spiritual landmark, t

St. Andrew's Church
Rare in its beauty and grace, the St. Andrew's Church, stands on a hill in the historic center of Kyiv. It is one of the most famous Orthodox temples in the Ukrainian capital. This amazing construction, rightfully considered to be a real work of art, is among the most remarkable of the city’s landmarks. The St. Andrew's Church owes its origin to the Russian empress Elizabeth who, intending to hav

The Saint Sophia Cathedral (Sophia of Kyiv)
Built in the 11th century, the Saint Sophia Cathedral has managed to preserve its beauty and majesty until today, solidifying its place among unique historical monuments. In fact, it was the first Ukrainian landmark to be included onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. Construction on the cathedral began in 1037. Yaroslav the Wise, an Old Russian prince, commissioned it to be built at the place whe

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Latin Cathedral)
The beautiful Latin Cathedral, standing majestically in the heart of Lviv’s old town is the most impressive and (literally) the most prominent building in town. The tower’s 67-meter (220 feet) high spire gets the attention of each person who enters the historical center. The Roman Catholic Church, which is almost seven centuries old, remains the most important temple in Lviv and the only one in th