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 Francis Eckstein and his son Sebastian 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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  • Currently, the garrison church, around him revolves a lot of militias, the young nationalists of the Ukrainian. Interior neglected, but slowly overhauled. Inside the visible scaffolding.
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  • The Garrison Church, or the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul, is a veritable hub of activity nearly all the time. It's one of those very special places which draw people in at all times, both for the numer...  more »
  • 14/21 the July 2017 in Ukrainian city of lviv, July 2 day trip 14/15 music. Opera House and Park just past the monument, you will see this when you enter from there to the left of the plate in a beautiful building too close to the market square in Nice
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  • Currently under renovation. Stunning interiors.
  • Very nice old building. Amasing
  • Currently being restored.
  • This is a lovely, quiet place, even with crowds. It's still under renovation, with scaffolding over the front altar. In winter the sunlight coming through the windows makes a terrific photo.
  • Beautiful historic church. One to visit.

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