The Armenian Cathedral

  Virmens’ka 7     more than a year ago
The history of Lviv is a tapestry woven by more than 100 nationalities. Armenians began inhabiting the city in the 14th century and quickly established their own quarter complete with a small cathedral completed in 1370. This original building perished in the fire of 1527. The structure that stands today blends a few architectural styles including Old Russian, Gothic and Armenian. The original bell tower was erected in 1571, but was later toppled by the Turks during a siege. The 19th century version of the bell tower is a restoration of the original. The courtyard provides a tranquil setting for the decorative column and figure of St. Christopher. The neighbouring buildings are those of a former Armenian bank, established in the 17th century, and Lviv’s oldest pawnshop.


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I''d like to correct phrase "old russian" style, as it was Kyivan Rus and any "russian style" as well as russia itself did not exist, it appeared only in 1721

incredible beauty.

unusual church with an interesting history of its construction (the church was built in three stages). rear yard of the church is a comfortable ... I fell in love with this place )
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