Drohobych Travel Guide

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Drohobych Overview

Drohobych is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine. The city has a rich history. In 1991, it celebrated its 900th
anniversary. As the story goes, the town was founded by the surviving residents of the town of Bych that had been burnt by the Cumans at the end of the 11th century. They named it "Another Bych", or Drohobych. From the 14th century, the city was one of the largest centers of salt.
The city name is written in different languages like this:
English — Drohobych;
Polish — Drohobycz;
German — Drohobytsch.
Wooden Church of St. George is one of the most striking works of Galician folk architecture. The church was
included into the UNESCO World Heritage list in the category "Wooden Churches of the Carpathian regionn of Ukraine."
The church dates back to the late 15th - early 16th century. St.George’s Church was brought in to Drohobych from a Subcarpathian village named Nadieve in 1656 and installed at the site of its burnt predecessor. In 1678 a bell tower was built.