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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 Church in the process of restoration, still standing in the forest, but this place is worth a visit, even in this form it is magnificent. Don't forget-the church operating.
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  • Be sure to visit the service! No, BE SURE To VISIT The SERVICE! After that you will have no doubt why I believe this church the best of seen me.
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  • A beautiful church! It's being renovated now. There's an interesting exhibition of pictures of soldiers who died for the freedom of Ukraine.