Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Lviv

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The Roman Catholic church of St. Mary Magdalene in Lviv, Ukraine, is located west of the city's Old Town, by the Lviv Polytechnic.
It was built at the beginning of the 17th century for the Dominican Order, combining the styles of Renaissance and Baroque, and consecrated in 1630. The church and monastery were plundered and burned in 1704 by Swedes only to be rebuilt by 1758 with an extended nave and new Baroque facade with two towers decorated with pilasters and cornices and rococo sculptures of Saint Dominic and Saint Hyacinth between the pediment and the tower added to the preserved polygonal apse with an altarpiece in stucco presenting scenes from the life of Saint Mary Magdalene.
After the suppression of the Dominican monastery by the Austrian emperor Joseph II in 1783 its building was used a prison and the church was transferred to the diocese. The church underwent some minor changes with the groundwork carried out in front of it in 1880 necessitating the addition of stairs and balcony added above, in 1889 Neo-Baroque tower-helmets were installed along with a clock on the southern tower.
In 1923 the monastery building was given to the Lviv Polytechnic and in 1927 conservation work was carried out in the complex which continued until the outbreak of World War II, among them the installation of organ produced by the Czech Brothers Rieger workshop.
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  • There are so many cathedrals and churches in Lviv that you need to separate the entire trip. We had to choose between the German and Russian occupation-era prison, which was immediately close to this church. The next day in Lviv was the last of our days and the museum was closed, so our choice was the museum prison, and we were able to view the church from afar. The next time you travel.
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  • Another amazing cathedral. It was extremely ornate, but unfortunately, there was a church service that day and it was packed  more »
  • The Church was founded in 1600 by the noblewoman Anna Pstrokońską. Expanded by the Dominicans, who next to have your monastery. After the liquidation of the order was here correctional facility, then a prison for women, and still later one with the Department of Lviv Polytechnic. In the 1930s. 20th century restoration work was performed and the Church began to again serve as religious. You purchased the largest of Ukraine. From 1962, the Church has ceased to perform the functions of Church and became a dance hall and a student neighbourhood at the Lwów Polytechnic. In 1988 carried out renovation of the devastated building, to create here the House of organ and chamber music. From the year 2001 building also serves the objectives of the sacred. Back benches can be re-positioned so that the same room can be returned in the direction of the altar, or authorities-then it is the concert hall. An attempt to reclaim the building for the purpose of the Church is still inconclusive. Place worth a look.
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