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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ser-grey on January 27, 2013

Kicaj thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L21

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Carlo M. Dimhofen on January 27, 2013

Beautiful night shot and excellent description.

YSL

Best regards,

Michael

P.S.: Interesting to know that Moldova once was powerful enough to plunder a convent at Lviv... ;-)

Valerio Manassero on January 27, 2013

Beautiful Photo LIKE + Fav!I wish you a happy Sunday, Valerio

Merz_René on January 27, 2013

Excellent framed! YSL

Best wishes, René

ser-grey on January 27, 2013

Michael thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L22+F12

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

ser-grey on January 27, 2013

Valerio thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L23+F13

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

ser-grey on January 27, 2013

René thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L24+F14

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

BernardJ47 on January 27, 2013

LIKE. Piękne zdjęcie kościoła. Ładne światło. Pozdrowienia z Polski. Bernard

ser-grey on January 27, 2013

Bernard bardzo dziękuję za wizyta, dobry komentarz i za Likę 25

Pozdrowienia z Lwówa, Sergei

pembo on January 27, 2013

A very nice view and a fantastic night shot - YSL 26!15!

Liebe Grüße aus Kiel, pembo

ser-grey on January 27, 2013

pembo thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L26+F15

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

romulus111 on January 27, 2013

Ładna budowla dobrze pokazana w porze nocnej Podoba się oświetlenie like Greetings from Poland Romulus

kovi53 on January 27, 2013

Dear Serge!

Very nice church, beautiful night shot. I like it! Thank you for your visit in my gallery.

Best wishes from Budapest, Viktor

Dimitris Kaliakoudas on January 27, 2013

Πολύ ωραία εικόνα,μου αρέσει.Χαιρετισμούς,Δημήτρης.

silvano benedetti on January 27, 2013

LIKE,ottima inquadratura,ciao,silvano

ser-grey on January 27, 2013

Romulus bardzo dziękuję za wizyta, dobry komentarz i za Likę 27

Pozdrowienia z Lwówa, Sergei

ser-grey on January 27, 2013

Viktor thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L28

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Excellent composition and scenery

like

Best wishes, Nikos1954 from Greece-Piraeus.

ser-grey on January 27, 2013

Dimitris thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L29

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

ser-grey on January 27, 2013

silvano thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L30

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

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

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