Budenets is a village with a population of about 1,300 people located in the southwest of Chernivtsi Oblast of Ukraine, about 30 km from the city of Chernivtsi and 16 km from the Ukrainian border with Romania.
In the past, Budenets was the property of the Polish feudal family of Wolczynski. According to legend, the palace in Budenets was built by a man named Mikuli, whom the daughter of the landowner Wolczynski married. Budenets on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.
The Mikuli-Wolczynski Palace, built in the pseudo-Gothic style at the end of the 19th century and well preserved to this day, is one of the most original monuments of palace architecture in Bukovina. Today, the palace houses a school where teaching is conducted in Romanian.
The Mikuli-Wolczynski Palace before 1918.