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Church of the Jesuits, Lviv
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The Jesuit Church in Lviv is dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul. When constructed in the 1610 and 1620s, it was one of the largest churches in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Sebastian Lachmius, a monk, based his design for the church on that of Il Gesu in Rome. His designs were modified by a professional Italian architect, Jacopo Briano, in 1618–1621.A curious addition to the original design was the 80-meter clocktower on the south side which used to be the tallest building in Galicia. The upper part of this early 18th-century tower was demolished in 1830.In 1740, the vaults were frescoed by the Eckstein brothers from Brno. The paintings were greatly damaged during the Soviet period, when the church was used as a storage facility and suffered relative neglect.
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  • The representative of the early Baroque 17 art. Lovers of architecture will entertaining. Personally I am disappointed me one time. Pilasters painted paint marble. And I'd like to see on the walls of this majestic constructions natural stone, rather than imitation.
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  • Was originally a Jesuit church, matter of fact, now Greek Catholic Church is. Show me the Ukraine people stories. Happened to be children's baptisms were performed.
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  • The real journey in history. A place that fascinates with its power and beauty. There is especially beautiful during the holidays, when Sung and played by the Orchestra. The place makes even more to learn the history of the city.
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