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A farmers’ fair is being restored in Lviv

Starting from June 19, a farmers’ fair will be organized near the town hall every Saturday. Farmers will gather on Rynok Square every Saturday. We stay from 9:00 to 15:00.

This was reported on the Facebook page “Lviv Farmers’ Fair.

The first farmers’ fair in Lviv was first organized in July 2020 as part of the city initiative “Made in Lviv” to support farmers in the Lviv region.

Farmers wishing to participate in the fair must pre-register at the  link . Resellers will not be allowed: only representatives of registered farms will be able to sell their products.

Here it will be possible to buy products of local farmers (vegetables, fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat products, etc.), thus supporting the local producer and guiding the farmers into action. More than 20 farmers from the city and the region take part in the fair every time.

 

Source:  https://lviv1256.com/

A retro bicycle race will take place in Lviv

On Saturday, June 12, the festival “Batyry on Rovers” will take place in Lviv. Registration of participants has already begun.

According to the organizers of the festival “Batyry on rovers”, many thematic activities await guests. The event for the first time in seven years provides a format that will allow you to join without a bike.

“Do you have a rover? Come with us to the bike ride! Don’t you have? Come to the fair of antiquities TLUM & KRAM. It will be spectacular and fascinating everywhere, ”said Marta Makovetska, the organizer of“ Batteries on Rovers ”.

The festival is held jointly with the Lviv flea market TLUM & KRAM. Some of the festival attractions will take place throughout the day at LEM STATION. The program of the festival “Batyry on rovers”.

It will be recalled that “Batyry on Rovers” is an annual Lviv retro cycling race that will unite people who appreciate style and city bicycles, a kind of dedication to the Lviv Batyar battery. Since 2015, the Battery on Rovers bike ride has become a business card of the city of Lev.

 

Source:  https://lviv1256.com/

The three most famous festivals this summer in Lviv and the region

Loud events are also planned in Lviv and nearby, where you can enjoy the music and have an unforgettable time.

1. ZASHKIV

The fifteenth youth patriotic festival “Zashkiv” will take place in Lviv region. Its main purpose is to honor and remind of a prominent figure in Ukrainian history, Yevhen Konovalets. Here visitors will find a field game, a mobile university, the Konovalets Museum, demonstrations of military equipment, cynologists, and a reconstruction of the battle. Fans of sports will be able to play football barefoot, cross the country or take part in cycling. Of course, it will not do without a music program with performances by popular Ukrainian bands, ethnic groups and songs from the ATO. At the festival there is an obligatory language – celebration without alcohol.

When: from 18 to 20 June
Where: in the village of Zashkiv, 18 km north of Lviv
How much: free

2. LEOPOLIS JAZZ FEST

This year the city will also host the International Jazz Festival, which has already become a symbol of Lviv. Concerts at the Leopolis Jazz Fest will take place on three stages: in the name of Eddie Rosner, on Rynok Square and in the courtyard of the Potocki Palace. The best jazz performers will traditionally come here, see the program of the festival by following the link.

However, tickets should be bought in advance, as this year’s “Leopolis Jazz Fest” will be held with some restrictions. Thus, entry to the event is possible only in the presence of a PCR test with a negative result. And even a limited number of people will be able to get to the fan zone and they also need to buy tickets.

When: from 24 to 28 June
Where: in Lviv
How much: all details here  https://leopolisjazz.com/ua/tickets

3. ZAXIDFEST

Zaxidfest is the largest annual music festival in western Ukraine. Music lovers from all over our country come here, and not only. Such popular Ukrainian groups as O.Torvald, TNMK, Karna, One in a Canoe, Latexfauna, Vivienne Mort, Hamerman Destroys Religions, Kyrgan and Aggregate Tash appear. It is possible to get to the concert of a famous foreign performer, the organizers of the action promise to announce all the participants of the festival as early as the 15th. One thing is already known – performers and bands from Russia should not be expected.

When: from 27 to 29 August
Where: near the village of Rodatichi, Horodok district
How much: 1,200 hryvnias. Closer to the ticket prices will increase in price. Also valid tickets from 2020

 

Source:  https://lviv1256.com/

Ukrainian Wine Festival and Go_A concert

The first Ukrainian Wine Festival will take place on June 11-13 in Lviv, on the territory of the Potocki Palace. The hero of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the Ukrainian band Go_A, will come to the end of the first one for the festival.

It is on June 11-13 that the best producers of domestic wine and craft winemakers will come together to prove that the wines produced in Ukraine are far from worse, and even better than any of them. Exquisite gastronomy at the festival will complement the taste of Ukrainian wines.

In addition, the festival will host a variety of tastings, which will be held by representatives of iconic Ukrainian brands. And the best domestic winemakers will take part in the Competition “The best Ukrainian wine 2021”. The professional jury will select the best white, red, rosé and sparkling wines.

The Wine and Art zone will operate at the festival. And today a unique Radio Wine UA was released, created especially for the festival. All connoisseurs of good Ukrainian wine and quality music will be able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the festival, simply by turning off the radio on the website http://fit.

Buying a ticket to the festival until June 10, visitors receive a glass tasting glass, because if you taste wine, it should be done beautifully and aesthetically.

The organizers persistently remind about the culture and responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages, observance of social distance and mask mode.

Tickets for the concert on June 11 can be purchased  here .

Tickets for the Ukrainian Wine Festival  are here .

 

Source: https://lviv1256.com/

LVIV Ukrzaliznytsia has increased the number of trains for the Easter holidays. In what directions

JSC Ukrzaliznytsia updated the list of flights for the Easter holidays and increased the number of trains to avoid crowds at stations and trains .

“This will ensure a more even distribution of passenger traffic, so that it is possible to maintain social distance in trains and passengers at the stations were separated in time and crossed less,” the company explained.

In particular, the first flight after the renaming will be made by Boykivsky Express to Slavsk.

Yes,  the following trains will run for the May holidays:

  • №29 / 30 Kyiv – Uzhhorod. He leaves Kyiv on April 29, 30 and May 2, 3, 7, 8, 9. From Uzhhorod – April 30 and May 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10.
  • №124 / 123 Kyiv – Kostiantynivka. He leaves Kyiv on April 30, May 3, 7 and 10. From Kostiantynivka – May 1, 4, 8, 11.
  • 38138/137 Khmelnytsky – Lysychansk. He leaves Khmelnytsky on April 30, May 2 and May 8. From Lysychansk – May 1, 3 and 9.
  • №209 / 210 Kharkiv – Odessa. He leaves Kharkiv on April 30 and May 2. From Odessa – May 1 and 3.
  • №239 / 240 – 207/208 Kyiv – Uzhhorod. He leaves Kyiv on April 30, May 3, 7 and 9. From Uzhhorod – May 1, 4, 8, 10.
  • №242 / 241 – 210/212 Kharkiv – Odessa. He leaves Kharkiv on May 7. From Odessa – May 9.
  • №211 / 212 Kharkiv – Lviv. It departs from Kharkiv on April 30 and May 3, 7, 9, and from Lviv on May 1, 4, 8, and 10.
  • 32232/231 Zaporizhia – Ivano-Frankivsk. It departs from Zaporizhia on April 30 and May 8, and from Ivano-Frankivsk on May 1 and 9.
  • №243 / 244 Kyiv – Rakhiv. He leaves Kyiv on April 29, May 3, 7 and 9, and from Rakhiv on April 30, May 4, 8 and 10.
  • №254 / 253 Kyiv – Mariupol. It departs from Kyiv on April 30 and May 3, 9, and from Mariupol on May 1, 4 and 10.
  • №251 / 252 Kharkiv – Mykolayiv. He leaves Kharkiv on April 29 and May 9. From Mykolayiv – April 30 and May 10.
  • №298 / 297 Mykolayiv – Kyiv. From Nikolaev leaves on April 29, 4, 6, May 10. From Kyiv – April 30, May 5, 7, 11.
  • №745 / 746 “Boykivsky Express” Kyiv – Slavsko. Flights on May 1 and 4 there and back.
  • №774 / 773 Kyiv – Shostka. It departs from Kyiv and Shostka on May 4 and 10.
  • №779 / 780 Sumy – Vinnytsia. It departs from Sumy and Vinnytsia on April 30, May 4, 7 and 10.
  • №781 / 782 Cherkasy – Kyiv. It departs from Cherkasy and Kyiv on May 4 and 10.

Tickets for these flights will go on sale on April 17.

 

Source:  https://inlviv.in.ua/

Ten natural wonders of Ukraine that are a must see

There are places in Ukraine that impress even an experienced traveler with their beauty and uniqueness.

Explore the world’s longest gypsum cave, decide on a safari or visit the desert – all this can be done in Ukraine. We offer to learn about ten natural wonders of our country, which are worth seeing for every tourist.

Tunnel of love

The fairy-tale tunnel is a botanical phenomenon created by thickets of trees and bushes, which are intertwined with each other over a kilometer-long section of the railway that connects the settlement. Along the way, three times a day, a train runs, which breaks the growing branches of trees, preserving the arched forms of the tunnel. According to legend, if a couple in love passes through the tunnel, making a wish, it will surely come true. A unique natural monument inspired the Japanese director Akiyoshi Imazaki to shoot in 2014 the romantic drama Klevan: Tunnel of Love.

Shipit waterfall

Photo: bammbanana

One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ukraine is located at the foot of Mount Gemba in the deep gorge of the river Pylypets. Streams of water descend in picturesque cascades from a height of 14 meters. The waterfall is a place of pilgrimage for tourists from all over the world. Every year since 1993, an informal festival is held near the waterfall, which gathers hippies and representatives of other subcultures and ends with the holiday of Ivan Kupala. The writer Lyubko Deresh described the events taking place in Shipota in his book A Little Darkness.

Lake Svityaz

A magical morning on Lake Svityaz. photo: Kateryna Synelnyk

Svityaz is the largest and deepest lake in Ukraine of natural origin, which is part of the group of Shatsky lakes. The water in it is so clear that you can see the bottom even at a depth of 8 meters. In addition, it is also healing: it contains silver, glycerin and iodine. The girls note that after bathing the skin becomes smooth and supple. The shores of the lake are perfect for summer vacation.

Lake Synevir

Lake Synevyr is located at an altitude of 989 meters above sea level and is the largest lake in the Ukrainian Carpathians. According to the legend, it was created from the tears of the count’s daughter Sin at the place where, by order of her father, her beloved, naked, was killed by the chimney depth. The lake is popularly called “Sea Eye” – for a small island resembling a pupil right in the middle of a bright blue surface.

Valley of daffodils

The unique place is part of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Every spring, tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world come here to admire the fabulous landscape: the blossoming of narcissus fields, the total area of ​​which is 170.

Oleshkiv sands

Surprisingly, the fact is that Ukraine has its own desert – Oleshkiv Sands, which stretch for 150 kilometers and is considered the largest sandy massif in Europe. Earlier there were meadows, but in the 18th-19th centuries sheep began to be brought here en masse, which destroyed all vegetation, and wind erosion and aimless deforestation destroyed forests. In summer, the sand is heated to 70 degrees. As in any desert, there are dunes up to 40 meters high and oases, as well as real sandstorms. And at a depth of 300-400 meters there is a fresh underground lake with very tasty water.

Dniester canyon

The canyon is formed by the Dniester River and occupies the territory of four Ukrainian regions. Its total length is about 250 kilometers. The canyon is a valley, the steep slopes of which reach 250 meters above the water. In some places, the rocks resemble Swiss cheese – through numerous grottoes and caves. About 100 monuments of animate and inanimate nature of world importance are located on the territory of the canyon.

Optimistic cave

The optimistic cave is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest gypsum cave. More than 240 kilometers of underground passages create a huge labyrinth. The cave was discovered in 1966 and has not yet been fully explored. The air temperature is constant throughout the year – from +9.5 to +10.5 degrees. Visits by tourists are possible only accompanied by an instructor. There is a speleological museum and a gallery of underground modeling.

Stone village (Kaminne Selo)

photo location4film.com.ua

The stone village, which is considered one of the most mysterious places in Ukraine, is a cluster of huge boulders scattered on several hectares of forest. Scientists believe that the boulders were brought by a glacier moving from the north.

But there is a more interesting version. According to the legend, this was a common village, where once an old man came. He went to the yard to one local resident, then to another and asked for some bread and water, but all of them drove him away. Then God, who was really hiding under the guise of an old man, became angry and turned the whole village on a stone. The location of the stones is really reminiscent of the streets: here there are their “buildings”, “church”, “school”. Tyrists must visit the stone with the “footprints of God”, who, according to belief, gives health and fulfills desires.

Askania-Nova

Askania Nova Biosphere Reserve

The uniqueness of the Askania-Nova Biosphere Reserve lies in the fact that it is the only steppe area in Europe that has never been hit by a plow. Its total area is 11 thousand hectares. In addition to the traditional inhabitants of the steppes, the reserve is inhabited by animals brought from almost all continents: African zebras, antelopes, scarecrows, horses. Safari tours are organized for those who wish. Ancient burial mounds and stone Scythian women have also been preserved here.

Source:  WORLD

15 facts about Lviv that you might not know

1. Lviv Opera has been around for 116 years. It was visited in the distant 1900s, when Lviv was ruled by the Austrians. Architect – Sigmund Gorgolevsky. It is said that a few years after the construction, the foundation of the building began to crack, and the architect was so excited that he died. Yes or no, but the fact is that he was buried in Lviv in Lychakiv Cemetery. By the way, Lviv Opera is considered one of the best in Europe. And it still stands, by the way, right next to the Poltva collector! .

2. The city of Lviv is an outpost of Ukrainian Greek Catholicism. It has the largest number of Greek Catholic churches in Ukraine. Last year, a monument to Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky, the leader of the UGCC in 1901-1944, was unveiled in Lviv. The author of the monument is a sculptor Andriy Koverko, architects Ihor Kuzmak and Mykhailo Fedik.

3. Lviv Post was the first in Ukraine. It was opened by the Italian businessman Roberto Bandinelli. He hoped to make good money on that business, but the expectations did not come true – letters at that time were delivered by carriage and correspondence was an expensive task. It was worth delivering a letter from Lviv to Gdynia or Gdańsk as a worker’s daily wage. Delivery time – 4 days .

4. In this house lived the famous Greek merchant and philanthropist Constantine Kornyakt. He is known for generously giving money to the Assumption Orthodox Brotherhood. In particular, he donated 1000 zlotys (a huge family at that time) for the victory tower, which was named in his honor – the tower of Kornyakt. Although the fraternity was predominantly Russian-Ukrainian, the wealthy Greek felt a spiritual kinship with them  – the  city ​​was predominantly Catholic.

5. Tourists in Lviv – at least spare. Of course, we are still far from Prague or Vienna, most of the big cities of Ukraine have already been overtaken. In 2019, Lviv was visited by more than 2.5 million people (before quarantine). After quarantine restrictions, the figure must reach and exceed the previous record.

6. Diana – one of the 4 characters of Greco-Roman mythology, the sculpture of which stands in the center. They were made by the Austrian Hartmann Witwer in 1797, when the “old town hall” and the magistrate were still standing. However, some historians believe that the sculptures were made in the 1820s.

7. Historic balcony. On June 22, 1941, the Soviet-German phase of the Great War began. On June 30, the Germans came to Lviv. As many Ukrainians viewed Berlin as a possible ally in the struggle against the Kremlin, the OUN proclaimed the “Act of Restoration of the Ukrainian State.” Of course, the restoration did not take place – it was never included in the plans of the leaders of the Third Reich. And the balcony is interesting because it was from it that Yaroslav Stetsko read that Act.

8. The number of coffee shops in Lviv is growing every year, even despite the pandemic. And no wonder – for many the city of Leo in the first place the city of coffee and chocolate. However, locals do not often sit in such cafes – takeaway tea / coffee often costs from 40 hryvnias.

9. Lviv – a city that has survived dozens of rulers. Founded by the Russian prince Danylo Romanovich, it was both under Poland and under Austria, and part of the USSR. Lviv is now the official cultural capital of independent Ukraine. This status was granted to him by the government in 2009 .

10. Lviv first saw the cobblestones in 1487. At least, there is such a record in the old chronicles of the city. Then you changed the trimmings many times. But in the 1780s there was an interesting story about which Austrian newspapers wrote. The emperor of Austria came to Lemberg (as the Germans and Austrians called Lviv) and his carriage was simply stuck in the middle of the Market Square across the street. It was possible to pull out the emperor’s carriage with a pair of oxen. After that, the emperor ordered that the Market Square be carefully covered with paving stones. Probably, some cobblestones in the center still “remember” grandmother-Austria.

11. Many Lviv residents travel around the city by bicycle. In general, cyclists in Lviv have existed since the end of the 19th century – only then a bicycle was called a wheel, and a cyclist was called a wheelwright. Now Lviv can be called the cycling capital of Ukraine, because the cycling infrastructure is actively developing here, but we still have a long way to go.

12. The world-famous Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem studied at this school (pictured below). Lem’s works have been translated into many languages. The writer himself was born and raised in Lviv, but in 1939, when the Soviets came, he left the city forever, moving to Krakow. In his opinion, the Soviet government forever ruined the “old Polish Lviv”. By the way, writer Markiyan Shashkevych and musician Ilko Lemko studied at the same school.

13. Bogdan Zenoviy Khmelnytsky himself studied at this school. However, at that time he was not a hetman, not even a Cossack – but simply a smart and capable young man who wanted to get a good education. In the Middle Ages, Orthodoxy, to which Bogdan belonged, did not have many good educational institutions, and Catholics, on the contrary, offered miracles. Tyt Khmelnytsky studied various sciences, in particular, philosophy, rhetoric, Latin, and law. At the same time, the usual school №62 and the chess school of the international grandmaster Vasyl Ivanchuk, the vice-champion of the world in 2002.

14. From ancient times there was a large Jewish community in Lviv. Medieval Lviv descendants of Abraham in Yiddish spoke. And since before 1939 they had hundreds of shops in the city, the inscriptions were often Hebrew (as well as Polish and German).

15. Ivan Pidkova never lived in Lviv. But a monument to him was erected for another reason – the famous Cossack leader was executed by order of the Polish king Stefan Batory. Horseshoe with the Cossacks frequent attacks on Tyrechchyna, so Sultan Myrad III gave the Polish king the ultimate – either war or Ivan. The king was not ready for war, so he chose the latter .

Source:  twothreedots.com

Non-tourist places of Lviv. What you can visit during quarantine

The pandemic continues to make adjustments in our daily lives. After active winter holidays, Lviv residents and guests of the city have to follow the strict rules of the all-Ukrainian lokday.

However, this is not a reason to give up cultural and interesting leisure. We have prepared a selection of unexpected and safe places that will be of interest to both native Lviv residents and experienced travelers.

1. Open-air exhibition from Jam Factory Art Center

The Center for Contemporary Art in Pidzamche is still under construction, but the institution is already looking at large-scale projects. A 32-meter-long building banner with the artwork of the artist Olena Sybach “Mys. This is the greatest work of public art in Lviv.

Banner Art is an exhibition of the open sky, which anyone can visit at any time of the day, learn more about public art and own property. Under the banner there are exposition panels, as in galleries, they describe the history of the project and the concept of the work on the banner, as well as depict them.

Address: st. Bohdana Khmelnytskoho, 124
Price: free

2. Lviv Street Gallery

At the end of 2020, Lviv’s public gallery was renewed within the framework of the Equilibrium project. This is the third version of the gallery, on which 12 artists worked. Each work is individual, but at the same time the exposition is united by a common theme of balance and equilibrium. The gallery sets up a dialogue between great artists and city dwellers, giving passers-by the opportunity to appreciate contemporary art. The exposition is constantly changing, responding to current problems and generating new concepts.

Have time to see these works of art, try to unravel the metaphors and just enjoy the quality works of modern art.

Address: st. street Zamarstynivska, 29
Price: free
Time: 24/7

3. The territory of the plant “REMA”

In the past, a large-scale enterprise now serves as an environment for intellectual and physical products, and offices, photo studios, workshops are located here. We offer you to explore the territory of the plant “REMA” and find unique objects of modern art. For several years now, the street association “Painted Fox” has been transforming this space into an open-air gallery. Unexpected and interesting works can be found all over the territory of the plant.

Address: st. Zavodska, 31 (REMA)

4. Actual graffiti of the street artist dArt_Painter

The great artist dArt_Painter works directly with the city, creating works on current social topics. There are about ten works by this artist in Lviv, whose life is not long due to the actions of communal enterprises or passers-by. We invite you to visit the works “Breakfast on Bald Mountain on the last day of quarantine”. The artist used characters from E. Mane’s work: “Breakfast on the Grass”, but updated them with new elements.

“With this picture, I wanted to show people that we have a little bit to wait with you. A little time, and everything will be as before. ” – comments dArt_Painter. ⠀

Address: st. Kubiyovycha, 35b

 

Source:  https://lviv1256.com/

5 urban objects of Lviv were included in the rating of the best in Ukraine

Five urban locations in Lviv were included in the rating of Kyiv architects in the  publication  “Skyscraper”.

Lviv also leads in the list of 15 municipal projects from different cities of Ukraine.

1. DOOR AREA

The leader in the ranking is the reconstructed Palace Square, which is the first to meet tourists from the main station of Lviv. Reconstruction of the area allowed to radically change the priorities of mobility on it. Now Dvirtseva is focused primarily on pedestrians and passengers of public transport.

“If applicable ranishe all namahalysya shvydenko pokynyty this depresyvny terytoriyu, verily zaraz prostory zapovneni these people, who with zadovolennyam therein perebyvayut or prohylyuyutsya – rozpoviv dyrektor” Instytyty prostorovoho rozvytky “Oleh Shmid.

2. TRAM ON SIKHIV

The Sikhiv tram deservedly got to the rating, which significantly made life easier for the residents of the largest dormitory district of Lviv and beyond. The tram to Sykhiv was first talked about in 1966, and then in 2016. In total, the tram to Sykhiv cost Lviv 27.3 million euros. That was worth it! Urban planners agree that the tram to Sykhiv is a much-needed route for Lviv. It allows you to get from a remote area to the center in just 25 minutes, in particular, thanks to adaptive traffic lights with priority tram passing. Every day about 50 thousand Lviv residents use this tram line.

3. MEMORIAL OF THE MEMORY OF THE HEROES OF THE HEAVENLY HUNDRED

Photo: mobilitylviv.com

The memorial in memory of the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred in Lviv offers a new look at the places of remembrance, thanks to which it is not the first time it has been included in prestigious ratings. His project was selected at an architectural competition, and the location was agreed with the families of the victims. The memorial provides for two parts. The first, multi-level terraces with a square and a top table were opened in 2019. The realization of the second part of the memorial – the pedestrian bridge across the Kryvonos street – has been postponed.

“At first, the townspeople were shocked that there was no monument. They did not understand why, even without it, the memorial works and attracts people. This is a non-standard space, which rather shows abstract emotions and conveys the breath of those events in a “frozen” minimalist form, “he said.

4. NEW PEDESTRIAN STREETS

Photo: ruslana_piano

Even with the presence of a pedestrian historic center, the city center of Lviv continues to create “shared space” for cars and pedestrians. And the authors of the rating of the publication “Skyscraper” could not avoid it.

“Lviv as all other mista i chto rozvyvayut pishohidni vylytsi, pidtverdyv nezminnist takoyi formyly, if applicable vylytsya-harazh peretvoryuyetsya pishohidnyy prostir nA, nA therein strimko zrostaye kapitalizatsiya biznesy i neryhomosti, and vidpovidno, zbilshyyutsya nadhodzhennya till the byudzhety. The local government must make sure that the design of the street becomes attractive to people, that they want to stay on it longer or just walk around. And the street, which attracts pedestrians, will already encourage entrepreneurs to develop the floors of houses, make them interesting for users, “- said the director of LCP” Institute of Spatial Development “Oleg Schmid.

5. YURAPARK CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND

The fifth urban location of Lviv, which was included in the ranking of projects of the decade, is a modern and convenient children’s playground YuraPark in the square of St. George. Instead of the usual multi-colored locks, they used limited color palettes with green, red and gray elements. YuraPark fits harmoniously into the environment due to the smoothness of the forms. The project also provided for the preservation of all trees in the area, and rubber flooring was used only around individual play facilities.

Bonus from us! Pedestrian alley on the street. Copernicus

Photo: yuliya_lyashchuk

Alley on the street Copernicus along the wall of the church of St. For a long time, Lazarus could be called a place of fear. After the reconstruction, it turned into a good public space that attracts Lviv residents.

 

Source:  https://lviv1256.com/

Immersion in the history of Lviv: a dungeon in the city center

Lviv Jesuit Church and its dungeons. Anyone who has ever been to Lviv has probably seen this church, which is considered to be the largest of the many local churches. It is considered to be the main baroque monument of the city: the church was built in the period from 1610 to 1630.

But not everyone knows about the dungeons of the Jesuit church, although they are one of the most interesting dungeons in Lviv. And they hide a lot of questions from the past, to find answers to which scientists are still trying.

Jesuits who arrived in Lviv at the end of the XVI century. could not get enough space to build a temple, as the city was densely populated. However, the influence and wealth of monks increased due to the patronage of the nobility (except Elizabeth Senyavskaya). Soon, the Jesuits began to build on the site of the former buildings adjacent to the Western world.

In 1630 the construction of the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul was completed, and the underground parts were adapted for burials.

In 1997, the first excavations were carried out under the direction of archaeologist Mykola Bandrivsky. During the works, parts of the lower tier of the dungeon were explored and many things belonging to the Jesuits were found. In addition, archaeologists have removed the walls of the building of the XIV century. and ceramics of princely times. That is why visiting the dungeon you will be able to literally delve into the history of the city.

After arranging a space for visitors in 2014, the dungeons were opened for visitors. The exposition in crypts and passages is constantly changing and supplemented.

In 2016, plastic panoramas of princely , gothic and baroque Lviv by Igor and Lyubov Kachoriv were placed in the dungeon  . Halls with models of Lviv are the only ones where there were no crypts. This is the territory that belonged to the board and was used for its needs.

Restoring the interior of the temple, in 2016 it was possible to clear and open to visitors its rightful part, as well as the area under the former chapel. Benedict, where the founders of the temple were buried.

Museum staff are constantly exploring the dungeons, changing exhibits and working on technical equipment. In 2017, after long research, it was possible to open a new hall, which is located under the porch. In addition, during 2019-2020 there was a presentation of new models: miniatures of the Gothic house and the garrison church.

The dungeon will surely surprise with new discoveries again, because the unexplored space under the “Church of the Jesuits” is much more than open.

Inside these underground passages and rooms you can see the remains of ancient walls dating from the XIII-XIV centuries. In addition, here you can look at unique artifacts that embody past eras:

  • Household items and ceramic tableware of the XVII-XVIII centuries;
  • The frescoes are in good condition for the same period;
  • Sarcophagus of Lviv Archbishop Mykola Vyzhytsky. There is more than one secret connected with the sarcophagus that stands in the dungeon of the Jesuit church.

The archbishop’s sarcophagus is considered a valuable artifact. According to the inscriptions on it, it was established that it was made in the XVIII century. It is noteworthy that despite the fact that this tomb has its own owner, he was not buried in it, and this is one of his mysteries. And here is the second secret connected with it – it is a strange opening on the top cover. What it is intended for, still remains undisclosed.

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