Picturesque Golubyne Transcarpathian region is located at a distance of four kilometers north of Svalyava in the valley of the river Pina. It has been known since 1430. The population of the village is 2781 people.
The name of the village comes from pigeons. There are several legends about this. One of them used to have a lot of pigeons in the vicinity of the village. The villagers are obliged to hand over the caught pigeons to the lord as a payment. According to another version, in the event of an enemy approaching, from the other side of the Carpathians, a carrier pigeon was released in Golubyno, which reported the danger to the garrison of Mukachevo Castle. Another legend says that the founder of the village was the son of a priest from Yasinya, whom his father expelled from the house for disobedience. He gave the name to the village because it grew solid thickets in which pigeons nested. It is thanks to this founder that a significant part of the indigenous people in the village have the surname Popovych.
Rest in Golubin Transcarpathia
Golubine attracts tourists with mineral springs, souvenirs and picturesque nature. In the village you can buy wonderful baskets woven by folk artists. The sanatorium “Kvitka Polonyny” has been operating between the villages of Golubyne and Solochyn since 1965 on the basis of Luzhanska mineral water. It treats diseases of the stomach, biliary tract and liver, hepatitis, diabetes, remove radionuclides. The borehole is located directly on the territory of the health resort. At a distance of six kilometers from the resort there is a ski resort with a lift. The main object of photography in the sanatorium is a huge dinosaur sculpture.
The advantage of the resort is the presence of several indoor pools, the surrounding area is ennobled. Not far from the sanatorium flows a river. This sanatorium is characterized by treatment with low-mineralization water, which for some patients is much more useful than high-concentration water. It is proved that this water has a high ionic strength.
It was near Golubin in 1878 that the Counts of Schönborn began to extract water from the springs “Margit”, “Luga-Erzhebet” and “Pannonia-Jofia”. In those days, this water was used to treat diseases of the upper respiratory tract, intestines, kidneys and gallbladder, as well as diabetes.
Golubyne is also known for the birth of Hryhoriy Zhatkovych, the first governor of Subcarpathian Russia in the Czechoslovak Republic.