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. For Chapel of the Boim Family and beyond, use our Lviv trip builder website to get the most from your Lviv vacation.
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  • Very interesting building near the Cathedral. Unusual interesting bas-reliefs. An interesting tourist attraction.
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  • The first time this year got here when the chapel was open! Prior to that, how many times do not always closed so I walked past it really liked the inside decoration!
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  • Being in Lviv in Fenruary, I could only admire this edifice from the outside as it is closed in winter months, which is a pity. Still, it is really impressive and fascinating with all the ornate detai...  more »
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  • For a couple of years I couldn't get into this tiny chapel,richly decorated from the exterior with reliefs of figures. Finally, when I got in, I realised, that it was so worth of waiting - the ceiling looks like the sky, filled with angels, the optical illusion is breathtaking. For me this chapel is one of the most beautiful places in Lviv.
  • Rarely open. You can see the statue of sitting Jesus Christ on the roof of the chapel
  • 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!
  • A must see place, the stone carvings in the walls are amazing
  • One of 'must see' places in this city. Better to visit with guide, who can tell it full story - it's also very interesting.
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