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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  • Church, beautiful architecture. By the way, inside the bed really-gray, as in the photo. This style, although quite nicely. And how modest from the outside the building, so this inside.
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  • Fantastic building sacral, that there is no way to skip during walks. Often concerts are held in the Church. Definitely worth a visit and listen to-very good acoustics, sound system and execution;)
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  • This is an interesting church with old paintings, architecture structure is unique and the paintings are historically well preserved depicting Christ and John the Baptist.  more »
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  • Currently under renovation. Stunning interiors.
  • Very nice old building. Amasing
  • 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.
  • Currently being restored.
  • Beautiful historic church. One to visit.

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