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St.Yura Cathedral, Lviv

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As one of the main religious structures in the country, St.Yura Cathedral represents a blend of Eastern and Western architectural styles and dates back to 1744. Standing on a hill overlooking the city, the church's Baroque facade symbolizes power and strength, while the Rococo interior and the courtyard feature lavish ornamentation and soothing prayer areas. The priceless collection of artifacts and sculptures within includes a 17th-century icon of the Virgin Mary and a famous statue of St. George. You'll have the chance to see the dramatic stone portal and tour the tombs of distinguished Catholic figures. Look for the Baroque-style residential palace at the complex. You can also check out the souvenir shop, which has various religious gifts including vivid Eastern-style icons. Put St.Yura Cathedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lviv tourist route planner.
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  • The Cathedral on the Hill of St. Jury is the Temple of the cross, with one high dome supported by 4 spans with cross-vaults. The building stands on a high terrace which lead a broad staircase. On the main façade, riding figure. George-dragon slayer, and the sides of the portal of the monumental figures. Leona and St. Athanasius by the prominent Baroque sculptor George Pinsel. Inside the Rococo iconostasis and Rococo stucco. The origins of the temple dates back to the 13th century, when there was a wooden Chapel, and in the caverns on a hillside lived hermits. About 1280 the Prince Leo, he erected the first wooden church and convent, which were burned in 1340. In the 1363-1437 built a brick with stone and brick Gothic Temple, the largest of its expansion in the Rococo style-initiated and financed the Bishop Athanasius Sheptytsky in years 1744-1772. Since 1990 it is the UNESCO World Heritage list. In the turbulent history of the region this temple meets a variety of features in different Churches here in force. Raised the atmosphere, rich ornaments, still burning candles – create an unforgettable atmosphere. Really, you might want to come up, though it's a nice center piece of the road up the Hill.
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  • A majestic Cathedral, still very long is the main church of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Very inspiring decoration inside, solid svjashenniki and the beautiful gardens outside. Number of recent monument to Metropolitan Andrey Sheptickomu. In the same way there is a clean uncluttered square where you can sit and think about life. Just outside the main building still Polytechnic, there note the bridge made by students. In the direction of the station-Church Elżbieta. In the same way, just 50-100 metres, you can find the restaurant, Yerevan, the most delicious and solid restaurant in the area. A little aside on the streets Bandera (you can go through the yard on the Politechnik mountain)-many inexpensive cafes and bistros, choose you like.
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  • Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Lviv of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church-the metropolis of halychyna. Symbol of the city, the many paint jobs. The 18th century building of the sacral in rococo style. The ultimate in many opinions, the work of the late Baroque. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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