St. George's Church

Drohobych, Ukraine

St. George's Church in Drohobych is one of the oldest and best preserved timber churches of Galicia. The church is a monument of Galician wooden architecture of the late 15th - early 16th centuries, one of the best preserved and one of the best monuments of ancient Ukrainian sacral architecture. Built in the 15th century, it has been rebuilt several times and given the final architectural forms by the talented Ukrainian architect Hryhoriy Tesla from Drohobych. The church is part of the wooden architecture department of the Museum of Drohobych region.

The church consists of three parts. The central block is square in plan and comprises the nave. Two other blocks contain the double apse and the narthex. Between 1678 and 1711, the church was renovated: the interior was frescoed, the octagonal structures built up, and a new belfry appeared.

It is one of the 16 churches that comprise a World Heritage Site named the Wooden tserkvas of the Carpathian region in Poland and Ukraine.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Ukraine

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Olha Fedoryshyna (11 months ago)
Nice and interesting place! You can see without a tour) if the castle hangs on the gate, call the info center of Drohobych, it means that you are the first!
Ivan Podolski (11 months ago)
Great place, I recommend to visit. Special thanks to the wonderful staff of the museum!
Назар Ткач (11 months ago)
Extremely beautiful, spiritual, beautiful !!! Such a work of art must be seen live.
Андрей 1 (11 months ago)
A chic historical monument, unfortunately the navigator does not provide the best route, namely it starts from the backyard, not from the facade.
Natalya Pavlyk (13 months ago)
Very very extremely beautiful Church! Cozy, wonderful! And in the summer when everything is around in the green grass, the impression that you are in a fairy tale. In the middle, just an unrealistically inspiring and incredible atmosphere! The church is enchanting! And the key with which it opens half a meter high is just like from books)))))) Very nice workers who are always happy to visit. Even if you come and the church is closed, you will be seen in the cells and will come to you very quickly to open and show everything)))) Thank you very much to those who preserve such beauty! ❤
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