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 March 7, 2013

Drosoula thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L91

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Alexey Makhin² on March 7, 2013

YSL 43/92, greetings, Alexey

kijimuna on March 8, 2013

Very beautiful night shot! Lovely lights, awesome capture. YSL

Greetings from Japan, Kijimuna

Ser- Grey on March 8, 2013

Спасибо Алексей за визит, хороший комментарий и L92+F43

С наилучшими пожеланиями, Сергей

Ser- Grey on March 8, 2013

Kijimuna thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L93+F44

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

vladanscekic on March 10, 2013

Wonderful church and night photo!


Ser- Grey on March 11, 2013

vladanscekic thank you for visiting my gallery, nice comment and L94+F45

Kind regards from Ukraine, Serge

Ho Thi Duc Tu. on March 13, 2013

Magnifique photo. L + F Duc Tu.

Kaleb Larsen on March 16, 2013
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senmax on April 3, 2013

Very nice photo. YSL.

Omar Gobbi on April 14, 2013

Great night shot, a wonderful photograph, <YS//49 & LIKE//98>, best regards. "Omar"

Sirka on July 21, 2013

Interesting night shot!L99

Zygmunt Borowski on October 4, 2013

Fantastic photo - like

Greetings from Zygmunt

Martin Beitz on November 28, 2013

Great night capture. YSL. Greetings, Martin.

Radek Koch on February 3, 2014

Super zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam

Anupam Mukherjee on March 2, 2014

Like 102

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

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