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Kolomyya

Kolomiya (Kolomyia) - the city of Kolomyek, one of the most beautiful and elegant towns in Galicia - is located on the threshold of the Carpathians, in the south-east of Ivano-Frankivsk region. Kolma is rightly called the "Gate of the Carpathians" for its convenient geographical location between Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk at the entrance to the Carpathians.

They believe that the city was founded by antes in the 4th-5th century. In 1241, Kolomiya is mentioned in the Galicia-Volyn chronicle as a "lucrative city" of Volyn prince Daniil Galitsky.

Today Kolomiya is popular among tourists as an important cultural, spiritual and shopping center with centuries of history. The beauty of nature, the unique spiritual heritage of Kolomiya attracts researchers and artists from all over Ukraine and Europe to the city.

The city has preserved 12 architectural and historical monuments. This is the Church of the Savior "Monasteries" (1587), a two-tiered bell tower (XVIII century), the cathedral of St. Michael (1855-1873 gg ..), the Greek Catholic church of St. Mary (1775) and others.

The modern symbol of the city was the building of the Museum "Pysanka", built in the shape of the world's largest painted Easter egg (13,5 m). In it you can learn a lot about the history of the Easter painting and look at a collection of more than 12 000 exhibits. Kolomiya also invites one of the best museums in Ukraine - the National Museum of Folk Art of Hutsul and Pokuttya.

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