A gem of wooden sacral architecture – St. Michael’s Church and bell tower (1703) also serves as a museum, exploring the lifestyle of the Boykos people that live in nearby mountain villages.
Once a popular resort for balneotherapy, Uzhok now attracts attention as the home of a masterpiece of Boikivshchina sacral architecture. St. Michael’s Church (1745) is one of the greatest wooden churches in Ukraine and enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The village has also been known, for generations, for its medicinal waters. The health complex, “Uzhanski kupeli”, offers to improve health in its waters. Respected visitors can rest in three tubs with natural mineral water, Ruth bania (sauna) with hydromassage tub included, Turkish bath with jacuzzi included and a Finish spa or Japanese sauna.
The village in the very center of Boikivshchina Verkhovyna is known all over Europe for its cheese, once produced by German colonists and sold in Vienna, Prague and Paris. The Komarnytski family now make it. Taste Boykivskyi cheese and salty brynza. They also continue an old tradition of baking non-yeasted wholemeal flour bread. Here, you can taste rye and rye-holomshnyi bread “Tsisarskyi”.
To feel the magic of the Carpathians grasslands, experience Boikivshchina entertainment. Here you can listen to kolomyiky played by a Borynsky musysky band and taste authentic Boikivshchina dishes: wholemeal pyrohy, huslianka, yoghurts, oshchypky, Carpathian herbal tea and verkhovyna water.