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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Comments (196)

Ser- Grey on January 29, 2013

Giovanni thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L42

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Joan Felip on January 29, 2013

Beautiful place, excellent night shot and interesting Information. Like!

Greetings, Joan

Mabruka on January 29, 2013

Wonderful night photo! L-44 Greetings from Hungary, Mabruka

Ser- Grey on January 29, 2013

Joan thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L43

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ser- Grey on January 29, 2013

Mabruka thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L44

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ali Raza on January 30, 2013

☆☆LIKE!☆☆

Beautiful photo.

Best wishes

MAPP HUDRANS on January 30, 2013

Interesting architecture of the nice church, beautiful composition of the night photo, YSL :)

Best wishes, Magdalena

Ser- Grey on January 30, 2013

Hafeezmj thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L45

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ser- Grey on January 30, 2013

Magdalena thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L46+F21

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ilie Olar on January 30, 2013

Very nice night photo and church! 22-47 YSL! Greetings from Romania, Ilie

Ser- Grey on January 30, 2013

Ilie thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L47+F22

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ed. Me. Mo. on January 30, 2013

Great shot and beautiful Church, L+F, best greetings, Ed.Me.Mo.

Ivan Logvinov on January 31, 2013

Прекрасный собор!

Aggeliki K on January 31, 2013

Good morning

beautiful pictures

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many greetings

&ri.co on January 31, 2013

well done!!! very nice shot!!! like

Ser- Grey on January 31, 2013

Ed.Me.Mo thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L48+F23

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ser- Grey on January 31, 2013

Спасибо Иван за визит, хороший комментарий и L49

С наилучшими пожеланиями, Сергей

Ser- Grey on January 31, 2013

aggeliki.k thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L50

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ser- Grey on January 31, 2013

&ri.co thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L51

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ildikó Fehérváry on January 31, 2013

Beautiful church, very nice night shot!

LIKE!

Greetings, Ildikó

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Photo taken in Halytskyi District, Lviv, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

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