Witnessing turbulent history, the Kremenets Castle is located in the Kremenets city of Ukraine. Constructed of limestone, the castle sits on a hill. Dating back to the 13th Century, the castle was originally constructed of wood, before being converted into a structure of stone. The Kremenets Castle has seen a turbulent past and a lot of battles. It has often been deemed as impregnable as the walls are extremely thick and difficult to attack.
Standing under a tapestry of gleaming golden cupolas, the glorious Pochayiv Lavra is a nucleus of Ukrainian Christian Orthodoxy. Sitting atop a lofty hill, this historic monastery is regarded as one of the most exquisite Orthodox institutions in Eastern Europe. Beckoning scores of pilgrims, the monastery is shrouded in legend, lore and an unbridled spiritual tenor. Its fabric interwoven with traces of princes, monks and noblemen, the monastery mightily watches over the town of Pochayiv, which contains many churches and monasteries basking in a long-standing history, heritage and culture. Fronted by beautifully-landscaped lawns lanced by winding pathways, the monastic complex is also home to the magnificent Holy Gates and a belfry which is touted to be one of the highest in Ukraine. Harboring gilded ornamentation, wall paintings, graceful chandeliers and poignant ceiling artwork, this monastery is one of the most revered historic as well as architectural landmarks in western Ukraine.
The Vyshnivets Palace is located in the Vyshnivets settlement within the Ternopil Oblast province of western Ukraine. Dating back to the 14th Century, the palace was the royal turf of the Wiśniowiecki princely family. The castle is surrounded in history of clans and heritage. Many attempts were made by the Turks to destroy the castle. However, it stands strong as a symbol of Classic and Baroque style of architecture.