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Top-10 most amazing buildings of Western Ukraine

Even the most demanding traveler will appreciate treasury of interesting places, legendary fortresses and castles focused in Western Ukraine. Wherever you arrive each place possesses its own castle, palace, legend or a breathtaking story.

White Elephant: observatory on the top of the mountain

The largest wonder of the mountain of Pip Ivan is a highland observatory, ruins of which tower on the top. People call the observatory “White Elephant”. They say that in winter covered with snow and ice and blew with strong winds the outlines of observatory reminds figure of an elephant.


Ancient Halych is one of the most powerful centers of Ukrai­nian statehood, which stands on the banks of the legendary Dniester River.

It is the place where Ukrainian spirit was cherished and strengthened in cruel battles for the Halych land. It was forged by the will of courageous and wise Halych princes, covered with glory in victorious banners of Halych regiments, renewed in the words of Halych chronicles, evangels, books and songs. It was grown in the bright works of Halych arts: cathedrals, churches and other masterpieces.

Look at the unique scenery from Krylos Mount, feel the breeze of winds and the energy of millenniums on the Haly- chyna Grave, drink some water from the Kniazha well, walk along the slopes of ZolotyTik, touch the stone of Churches of Assumption and Christmas, visit Starostynsky Castle, perceive the culture of ancient Karaites, admire the swift waves of the mighty Dniester River!

"Mysteries of Ancient Halychyna"is the tour of ancient Halych, which is more than 1,100 years old. It is the place from where King Danylo Halytsky, who founded L'viv, ruled the Halych-and- Volyn state.

You will also visit modern Halych, admire the beauty of the Dniester steeps and the remains of Starostynsky Castle.

Information taken from
the city guide-book "Ivano-Frankivsk"