Worth seeing in Buchach

  • Basilian monks monastery and church

    The building of the monastery on Fedir mountain was constructed with the assistance of M. Potocki in 1751-1753.
    It was the place where priests Basilians settled. Later it became the regional educational centre: in 1754 the secondary school was opened, later - the high school and the Missionary Institute.
    In the Soviet period the monastery was closed. In 1995 the historical and philosophical college was opened.
    Many prominent persons of the region had studied here.
    The church was built in 1771, architects - I. Shylcer and G. Hoffman.
    There is an old cemetery with ancient tombstones not far from the monastery.

    Address: Buchach, A. Mitskevych St. 19
  • Buchach castle

    The fortress on the Castle Hill was built and rebuilt over the XIV-XVII cc. under the patronage of princes Buchatski. Three towers, loopholes in three tiers and deep ditch defended a beautiful palace with a fountain. The defense walls were as thick as 3.5 m.
    The fortress had undergone constant assaults, the most significant of them were in 1648, 1655, 1667, 1672.
    In 1675 the castle was destroyed by the Turkish-Tatar army.
    The new Castle was built in the middle of the XVIII c., when Potocki became its owners. The castle has underground tunnels, caves. They say that there are hidden treasures of Potocki family.
    Today the castle is an architectural monument of national importance.

    Address: Buchach city, Zamkova St.
  • Church of St. Nicholas

    The first stone building in Buchach was built in 1610 at the cost of Mary Mohylianka (wife of S. Potocki). In old times the church had its own tower and loopholes, and its walls were part of city fortifications.
    The church is famous for its iconostasis with elegant carving (1660-s) in the Baroque style.
    There is a statue of Our Lady near the church now, its first version was created by I.-G. Pinzel.

    Address: Buchach, Nicholas St.
  • Church of the Theotokos Assumption

    The current church was built in 1761-1763 in the Late Baroque. Some sources attribute the authorship to B. Meretyn. Above the entrance to the temple one can see the coat of arms of Potocki family, the fundators of the temple, and above - a copy of «Sistine Madonna» of Raphael.
    The interior is more interesting for the visitors: there is a beautiful altar, and the sculpture and bas-reliefs that decorate the church were created by I.G. Pinzel (or his students).

    Address: Buchach, S. Kovpak St. 2
  • Church of the Theotokos Intercession

    The church is likely to have been built in 1764. The author of the project is assumed to be Bernard Meretyn, a widely-known architect in Western Ukraine. The church's exterior resembles that of wooden churches in Podillia with some elements of baroque style. Its interior is typical for the Roman-Catholic churches.
    Here one can find several works from the workshop of I.-G. Pinzel, one of the most talented sculptors of the time.
    There is also a miraculous icon 'Pokrova(Intercession)' inside the church.

    Address: Buchach, Halytska St. 23
  • Town Hall

    It is an architectural monument of the late Baroque style. It was built in 1751 on the order of one of the representatives of Potocki family.
    B. Meretin is the architect. Sculptures, that adorn the building, were made by I.-G. Pinzel, ​​an outstanding sculptor of the XVIIІ c. A fire of 1865 damaged the architectural look of the building, sculptures were damaged, too.
    Only some of them have preserved.

    Address: Buchach, Volya Square (Freedom Square)