The first Dominican monastery was founded in Lviv in the XIV century. The cathedral was built in the middle of the XVIII century according to the project of J. de Witte with the money of Jozef Potocki. The building is one of the most striking monuments of European Baroque architecture with all the solemnity and splendor inherent in this style. The monastery complex was restored several times, the last work was carried out in the 1950s.
Great Cathedral with ancient spirit
Legendary and atmospheric place
Lviv has more than a hundred churches, but the Baroque Dominican Church to the east of Market Square should be a priority.
The present temple was completed in 1761, and this plot has been occupied by a Dominican church of some kind since 1378. Its d.. Read more »istinguishing feature is an elongated ellipsoid dome bears a resemblance to Vienna’s famed Karlskirche, built around 20 years before.
Go in to stand under that dome and see the pairs of sturdy Corinthian columns holding it up.
After a spell as a museum in Soviet times the church has been re-consecrated, and is unusual in that you’re allowed to take photographs inside (within reason), and because of the high number of weddings that take place here.
Magnificent landmark, in the day/night time ??
Amazing piece of history!
Must visit while you are in the beautiful city!
Not much to see, so don’t allocate too much time for it. Nice architecture and great pics after dark.
Lviv is a historical city with amazing sights around every corner. This picture is taken from the top of the city hall bell tower. Definitely worth the climb.
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Beautiful cathedrals in Lviv. Dominican Cathedral is one of them. Definitely should stop by and check it out. Makes you appreciate the detail that went into building it.