Armenian Cathedral. Lviv

Armenian Cathedral. Lviv

Ivanov-Akhmetov Volodymyr
zincograph, Kyiv

Armenian Cathedral in Lviv is one of the oldest monuments of the city, which was built in 1363 by the architect Doringena.

it was originally a four-cathedral Byzantine church in the shape of the cross, with the side apses built in the fifteenth century. In the year 1630 the old-fashioned architect A. kelar built long nave to the base. In the years 1723 - 1726 the interior had been changed to the European Baroque, the walls plastered. In the year 1731 rooms were added on the north side. The last phase of the falls at the beginning of the twentieth century.In 1908, architect F. Męczyński transforms the facade, which overlooks the Krakowska street, in a Neo-Gothic style .At the same time, restoration of the old part began. Plaster had been removed, the interior of the dome was decorated with mosaics, and wall paintings;on the apses were added gold elements and gold ornaments. In the years 1927 – 1929, in accordance with Minkiewicz’s project, was placed a high altar, the bishops throne, the pulpit and a fence before the altar, and at the same time were established the stained glass windows of the nave.

Armenian cathedral of Lviv is a unique example of Armenian architecture, and with the buildings from XVI - XVIII centuries which have been formed around it, is the best preserved architectural center of the Armenians.


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