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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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  • One can walk right past this, until you LOOK at the carvings. I wanted to clean the stone to see what shines beneath! It's old, it's fabulous and free if you don't go inside the one room chapel. It's ...  more »
  • This small chapel is at a corner of the Old Town, blink and you may miss it. It isn't free so we didn't enter. The rating is for it's beautiful exterior facade which is covered with intricate stone ca...  more »
  • It costs 1 Euro to enter and it is very small. Only one room. I found it interesting with very nice sculptures. Yes you are allowed to take pictures here.  more »
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  • Terrific beauty inside and outside. Must visit in any case. It's little pearl of city. Taking shots is available but without flash!
  • One of 'must see' places in this city. Better to visit with guide, who can tell it full story - it's also very interesting.
  • 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!
  • Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 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.

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Although many visitors to Lviv stay near the relatively expensive town center, the city offers plenty of budget-friendly options within walking distance of this central district. Guesthouses and small hostels provide simple but tidy rooms with luggage storage and free Wi-Fi. Alternatively, look for mid-range hotels near public bus stops, where you'll have quick access to the major sights at considerably less cost than the centrally located boutique hotels.
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