Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region
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The Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine is a world heritage site made up of 16 wooden churches in these countries.
These churches ("tserkvas", from the Ukrainian singular word for church Церква, "tserkva" ) are examples of traditional local log architecture and Orthodox ecclesiastic design. Built during the 16th-19th centuries, most of them are still in use as Orthodox or Eastern Catholic churches, though Radruż, Rohatyn and Drohobych have been turned into museums.
Brunary Wyżne-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel
Chotyniec-Tserkva of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Kwiatoń-Tserkva of Saint Paraskeva
Owczary-Tserkva of Our Lady’s Protection
Powroźnik-Tserkva of Saint James the Less, the Apostle
Radruż-Tserkva of Saint Paraskeva
Smolnik-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel
Turzańsk-Tserkva of Saint Michael the Archangel
Drohobych-Tserkva of Saint George
Matkiv-Tserkva of the Synaxis of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Nyzhniy Verbizh-Tserkva of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Potelych-Tserkva of the Descent of the Holy Spirit
Rohatyn-Tserkva of the Descent of the Holy Spirit
Uzhok-Tserkva of the Synaxis of the Archangel Michael
Yasynia-Tserkva of Our Lord’s Ascension
Zhovkva-Tserkva of the Holy Trinity
- Beech Forests of Europe, another widely dispersed world heritage site, originally only composed of forests in southwestern Ukraine and just across the border in Slovakia
- Painted Monasteries, another kind of interesting Christian architecture across the border in Romania