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.
Trains from Lviv.
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 burried 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.
St. Lawrence Cathedral
Wooden Nativity of the Holy Virgin Church