Bernardine Church

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The Bernardine church and monastery in Lviv is located in the city's Old Town, south of the market square. The monastery along with the Roman Catholic church of St. Andrew, today the Greek Catholic church of St. Andrew, now belong the Order of St. Basil the Great.

The Franciscan Observantists, known in the region as Bernardines after their monastery in Kraków in order to distinguish them from Franciscan Conventuals, were invited to Lviv by Andrzej Odrowąż in 1460. In 1509 the monastery was plundered by the Moldovan hospodar Bogdan III cel Orb. In the 17th century the present day church and monastery were constructed in the same place in the style of Italian and Dutch mannerism and consecrated in 1630. As the complex was located outside Lviv's city walls it was equipped with its own fortifications from the east and south, mostly taken apart at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1733 square belfry was added to the complex and in 1736 a monument to Saint John of Dukla, who died in the monastery in 1484, was built in front of the church.

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Nenad Obradovic on January 25, 2013

Very nice photo L+F

ser-grey on January 25, 2013

Nenad thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L+F

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Eduardosco Chavez on January 26, 2013

Impresionante toma nocturna

un hermoso lugar

YSL

ser-grey on January 26, 2013

eduardosco thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L2+F2

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

**omidka&Arman** on January 26, 2013

بسیار زیبا L+♥&YS♥ ♥傘 با آرزوی موفقیت 傘♥

Volkert Weidl on January 26, 2013

Ansprechende Bildgestaltung und Farben, ♥ & ✰! Schöne Grüße vom Mittelrhein, Volkert

ser-grey on January 26, 2013

omidka&Arman thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L3+F3

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

ser-grey on January 26, 2013

Volkert thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L4+F4

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Klaus Dimter on January 26, 2013

Beautiful place. Excellent night shot .Interesting Information....................like

Best regards from Berlin. Klaus

Pantelis65 on January 26, 2013

Amazing architecture, Beautiful church and very nice picture. Ysl greetings, Pantelis.

ser-grey on January 26, 2013

Klaus thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L5+F5

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

ser-grey on January 26, 2013

Pantelis thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L6+F6

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Panos T. Mourlas on January 26, 2013

LIKE !!!

Kind regards from Greece.

Panos

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ser-grey on January 26, 2013

Panos thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L7

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ferlancor on January 26, 2013

HI my friend Serge I love this fantastic night capture; awesome frame and perspective ; magnificent church of artistic architecture bathed by gorgeus color and light.

YSL 7 8.

Thanks Serge for your kind visit, comment and YSL.

Greetings.

Fernando

ser-grey on January 26, 2013

Thank you very much Fernando for your visit to my gallery, very kind words and L8+F7

Friendly greetings from Ukraine, Serge

Goldfoto on January 26, 2013

Very beautiful church...a great night capture,Serge...like9+f8...Many Greetings and best wishes from Germany!

ser-grey on January 26, 2013

Goldfoto thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L9+F8

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

janamare26 on January 26, 2013

Beautiful photo.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

ser-grey on January 26, 2013

Mirjana thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L10

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

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Photo taken in Halyts'kyi district, Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

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