The city has very rich and interesting history, related to life and
activity of famous historical persons. There were private residences of
the crown hetman Stanislaw Zolkiewski and King Jan the third Sobieski,
the military headquarter of Russian Tsar Peter the first, place of born
and childhood of the Ukrainian Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytskyy - establisher
of Ukrainian State in XVII century.
Zhovkva is the only remaint in Ukraine example of Renaissance "ideal"
city-citadel, the real pearl of national architecture heritage.
Today on the small territory of the town, there are 55 architectural
monuments on world, national and religion level, two heritage places of
landscape architecture, 15 historical museums.
This small village is located in 12 km Zhovkva. You should examine a
wooden church (built in 1724) with an interesting iconostasis, and a
wooden bell tower near it which saved the lines of defensive
In 2 km to the south-east from the village there is the Vasylian
Monastery first founded in 1618 near a mountain with a cave and later
moved to its present location. There is the Mykolaiv church (1721-1737)
and monastic cells (1755-1902), and also a defensive bell tower. After
extensive works of renovation the monastery now shines again and
radiates its splendour