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Carmelite church 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 Carmelite Church is one of the most beautiful sights of the city of Lviv, located on Vynnychenko Street, 20. The church was made in the Baroque style of the first half of the 17th century and has a long history. The towers of the main facade were designed in 1835-1839. architect - A. Vondrashka, and completed in 1906. architect - V. Galitsky.
When the Lviv church was erected, historians do not know for sure, but it was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1634. The name of the architect who developed the project is also unknown, but it is assumed that it might have been the son of Lviv architect Adam de Larto - J. Pokor (Pokorovich).
The fortified Carmelite monastery was a defensive complex, which, located on a hill, strengthened city fortifications from the east. Historians suggest that its design was originally carried out in such a way as to fulfill the function of a fortress. The church was built of stone, three-nave and without any ledges, covered with vaults. Near it there is a rectangular building of cells with a courtyard. The main western side of the church is dissected by pilasters and completed with a high gable flanked by two towers with multi-tiered baroque finishes.
In 1731 - 1732. the Italian painter G.K. Pedretti together with his student B. Mazurkevich decorated the interior of the church in the Baroque style. Their painting has been preserved in the central nave. The main altar of the church was made of high-quality black marble of the 17th century by the sculptor A. Prokhenkovich.
In 1991. The Carmelite Church was re-consecrated as the temple of the Archangel Michael. After that, the temple and monastery were transferred to the ownership of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
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