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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Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on January 26, 2013

Wondeful night shot !

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My friendly greeting,Natuska

Christos Theodorou on January 26, 2013

Spectacular night view !!! Kind regards - Christos.

Ser- Grey on January 26, 2013

Natuska thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L11

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ser- Grey on January 26, 2013

Christos thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L12

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ser- Grey on January 26, 2013

Andi 66 thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L13

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

KFE. on January 26, 2013

Beautiful colours, beautiful photo! Like. Greetings from Hungary. Eta

Ser- Grey on January 26, 2013

Eta thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L14

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Dagmar Škvaridlová on January 26, 2013

Excellent night shot!!
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Many greetings from Slovakia,
Dagmar

Ser- Grey on January 26, 2013

Dagmar thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L15

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

maxou sériolekiller on January 26, 2013

Very beautiful church and great capture !

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greetings from Corsica...->maxou

Ser- Grey on January 26, 2013

maxou thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L16+F9

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Klaus Richter on January 26, 2013

Beautiful illuminated church, excellent photo!
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Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

Ser- Grey on January 26, 2013

Klaus thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L17+F10

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

MIKHOVYCH on January 26, 2013

Класний ракурс, гарне фото.like.

Ser- Grey on January 26, 2013

Дякую друже MIKHOVYCH за візит, добрий коментар та L18

З найкращими побажаннями, Сергій

Arévalo, - PANO Yes. on January 26, 2013

Buen trabajo.

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Greetings from Cordoba - Spain.
Antonio.

Ser- Grey on January 26, 2013

Muchas gracias Antonio por sus bonitos comentarios y L19+F11,

un cordial saludo desde Ucrania, Sergio

NilouAghdam on January 27, 2013

L I K E :)

Ser- Grey on January 27, 2013

nilou.aghdam thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L20

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Kicaj on January 27, 2013

Excellent capture I like this photo :)

Greetings, Kicaj

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

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