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Church of St. Panteleimon in Shevchenkovo description and photo - Ukraine: Ivano-Frankivsk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Church of St. Panteleimon in Shevchenkovo is a unique building of the 12th century, the only one that has survived to our times. In 1194, the Galician-Volyn prince Roman Mstislavovich completed the construction of a majestic temple in the north-east of the city and named it in honor of his grandfather Izyaslav (the Christian name of this Kiev prince is Panteleimon). The church was built in Romanesque style with elements of Old Russian architecture.
In the XIV century, the premises of the church were transferred to the Catholic Church of St. Stanislaus, after another 200 years the building began to belong to the Franciscans, who underwent significant reconstruction. A bell tower, monastery premises and defensive ramparts were built.
After the First World War and up to our times, the temple was in disrepair. And only in 1998 a large-scale reconstruction was carried out. Today the temple is as close to its original appearance as possible. All the attributes of the Galician architectural school of the XIV century are preserved here. The rich and varied decoration of the western portal deserves special attention. In its form, the portal is similar to the Romanesque architecture of Western Europe, it is crowned by two pairs of columns with capitals. In the 17th century, a two-tiered bell tower with a tent roof was added to the main portal. It is noteworthy that the foundation of the bell tower is based on hewn blocks that have remained here since the times when the church was rebuilt into a basilica.
The temple was given the status of a monument of national architecture, today it belongs to the Greek Catholics.
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