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Monastery of St. Mary Magdalene description and photo - Ukraine: Lviv. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Monastery of St. Mary Magdalene is one of the sights of the city of Lviv, now it is the House of Organ and Chamber Music, which is located at the intersection of Bandera and Doroshenko streets.
The monastery began its history in 1600-1612. The building of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary Magdalene was erected by Dominican monks in 1600-1612. outside the city of Lviv, on the site of a previously built wooden church. Seminary and monastery cells were built nearby. The authors of this monastery project were architects A. Kelar and Ya Gaudin. In 1635, the construction of the architectural complex was completed.
The monastery has been repeatedly attacked by enemies. In 1648 the monastery buildings, like the closest monastery of Saint Lazarus, were captured by the troops of Hetman B. Khmelnitsky. Some time later, in the second half of the 17th century, the complex suffered a fire. In 1754-1758. the rebuilding of the temple was undertaken by the architect M. Urbanik. He expanded the structure, changed the appearance of the facade and completed the towers.
In 1870, the complex acquired a modern look. The architecture of the building combines elements of the Baroque and Renaissance styles. In our time, the building is a three-aisled six-pillar basilica with an elongated choir and a faceted three-tiered tower with cross-vaulted ceilings. The usual planes of the side facades are rhythmically divided by a number of tall windows, which set off the main facade with rich decorative elements. In 1932. the largest organ made in the Czech Republic is installed in the church.
In 1960 the building was given to the Organ Hall of the Lviv Conservatory named after N. Lysenko. Since 1998, Roman Catholic services have been held in the building again.
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