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Chapel of the Boim Family, Lviv

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Sitting on the cathedral square, Chapel of the Boim Family houses the remains of 14 members of the Boim dynasty. Created in 1609, this structure features elements of Polish and Italian architecture, ornamented with Dutch-style sculptures. The facade represents a solid example of bourgeois art, and exaggerated motifs adorn almost every inch of the chapel. Observe murals and fresco images depicting both people of that era and Biblical characters, and look for one wall that appears as if it was turned inside-out. Study the complex dome adornments and search for brass angel-like faces. Plan your visit to Chapel of the Boim Family and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lviv vacation trip planner.
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  • Chapel of Boim family a very unusual place, especially at the junction of the day and in the evening when the twilight start, and street lights had not yet incorporated. Stand, look, you can't tear yourself away, and all of a sudden chill ran down my spine, whether from so meticulously made works of masters, whether from fear that now fall night on the town and all these sculptures come to life and go with this "black" Board. Creepy, but interesting.
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  • Chapel sharply stands out for its architecture. To 01.04.17 inside can be accessed only in the tour group. There is a chapel, and age sculptures can be studied for a long time. Beautiful and sad place, which stands out from the rest of the architecture.
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  • Very recommend to visit and examine such historical object of our city, such as the chapel of Boim family chapel built at the beginning of the 17 century. At this place was once the municipal klatbishhe. Incredible sculptural decoration is an image of biblical scenes of the Holy writing. Further details and legends you hear when visiting. Umalchivaju to whet your interest independently lift the veil and admire frozen in stone church music.
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  • The chapel itself is quite beautiful and worth the visit. It is a very interesting architecture style with the front full of interesting biblical/ historical figures. This kissing post right outside is also a fun photo opportunity!
  • One of the most stunning religious places in L'viv, personal favorite!! Very nice looks and cosy atmosphere
  • Gorgeous chapel. Lots of people coming there to get married. Don't for Ethridge walk around the outside of the chapel start enjoying the inside of it.
  • This is one of the most beautiful churches in Lviv, details on the face is so amazing, and its still functioning
  • Beautiful chapel, highly recommended place to visit
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