Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

At a distance of five kilometers to the southeast from the village of Volovets, Zakarpattia region, on the slopes of picturesque mountains, the village of Guklivy is located. The population of the village is slightly more than two thousand inhabitants. A relatively new wooden church stands at the entrance to the village, and a real masterpiece of folk architecture is hidden a little further, near the turn to Mount Velikiy Verkh. This is the Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit built in the 18th century with elements of the Baroque style. The church is built of spruce on a foundation of river stones on a clay solution. This masterpiece of Verkhovyna folk architecture is the oldest in the entire Volovetsk district.

Дерев’яний собор Святого Духа

The temple is surprisingly slender and proportional. The eight-meter bell tower is part of a wonderful architectural ensemble. According to the entry in the “Hukliv Chronicle”, the iconostasis of the church was painted in 1784 by the German artist Franz Peyer. From the same chronicle, we can learn that the village was founded by Ivan Bobko and Peter Petskevich, natives of Halychyna, back in 1588.

Photo and video collection of the Holy Spirit

A brief overview

🗺 Location N48°41’56.9935″ E23°13’54.1845″
🔰 Founded 1795
🧭 Distance from Volovets 7 km
🚙 Road for Auto and on foot
🏕 Stand with a tent No
🏡 Housing nearby Volovets
☕ Cafes and shops Volovets

How to get to the wooden church of the Holy Spirit

 Walking route

🔰 Start From the parking lot near the temple
🚶 Walking distance A walk through the cathedral

On the map

What is interesting nearby

Another historical monument of the village, wooden Boykiv house 1850, now located in Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life.

The name of the village is most likely taken from the Guklyvchyk stream that flows here.

For fans of mountain skiing, there is a 950-meter track with a height difference of 180 meters near the village of Guklivy.

And since 2002, in the second half of August, the Open Carpathian Paragliding Cup has been held in the village. “Winged” athletes fly over during the week bourgeois slopes.

Other interesting places

Собор Святого Духа
The Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit was built in the 18th century with elements of the Baroque
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Скансен у Колочаві
First of all, you need to visit the village-museum of Kolochava, where 10 unique objects of cultural heritage with a
Реабілітаційний центр бурого ведмедя
Children should definitely visit the rehabilitation center for brown bears in the Synevyr National Nature Park. It is the only
Водоспад Шипот
A visit to the uniquely beautiful Shipot waterfall will be no less impressive. It originates from a deep underground spring,

Tours and excursions

Accommodation nearby

Restaurant and hotel complex "Orion"
st. Shevchenka, 90, Mizhgirya
+380 ....

from 650 ₴/night
Restaurant and hotel complex "Non stop"
st. Nezalezhnosti 63, Mezhgorye
+380 ....

from 700 UAH/night
Hotel "Fortuna" in Mizhhiria
Mezhhirya, st. G. Dobry, 30
+380 ....

from 600 ₴/night
Еко готель “Ізки”, Міжгір’я
Izky, Mizhhirya
+380 ....
from 590 ₴/night
Ресторанно-готельний комплекс «Арніка», Міжгір’я
Son Polyana village, Krasny tract
+380 ....

from 700 ₴/night

Leisure nearby

Spruce house
Mizhgirya, st. Turianytsya, 6
+380 ....
Restaurant Grunok (Under the waterfall)
Pylypets, 343-a, Mizhgirya district
+380 ....
Restaurant brewery ZIP
Transcarpathian region, Mizhgirya, Nezalezhnosti, P21, 4
+380 ....
Trembita Restaurant in Mizhhiria
Transcarpathian region, Mizhhirya township, 62A Khustska Street
+380 ....
Restaurant of recreation center Kamyanka
Synevyr Pass, 1. Mizhhirya township. Transcarpathian region
+380 ....