Wooden St. Mykolay ("Nicolas") Church, the front view
This is one of the earliest wooden churches in today's Chernivtsi Oblast personifying key features of the Bukovynian architecture and construction school.
According to some tales, at the times of Turkish rule it was the bishop church located in the center of Chernivtsi, and after that it was relocated to its today’s place after some time.
Unfortunately, the church that we can see now is not quite the same to what is shown in old photos. In 1992 the fire (which was probably intentionally burnt) destroyed two thirds of it. In 1996 this architectural monument was recovered. Now it’s a functioning church of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate.
This is how the Church looked a hundred years ago
The main entrance to the Church's yard