Zhovkva (various spellings, Polish: Zolkiew, between 1951 and 1992: Nesterov) is a city in the Ukrainian part of East Galicia. It is known for its Renaissance buildings.

Get in

Trains from Lviv.

Get around

By foot.


Zhovkva Castle

Baroque Synagogue in a dreadful condition of disrepair

Renaissance Market Square

Basilian Monastery under which a mass grave of more than 80 corps from WWII was recently discovered. It is still unclear whether the people buried in this secret place were Jews killed by the Nazis or more probably Ukrainians killed by the Russian Soviet authorities. This issue is still under investigation.

Dominican Cathedral

St. Lawrence Cathedral

Wooden Nativity of the Holy Virgin Church

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