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Golden Gate

Kiev Ukraine

Golden Gate was built in 1037 during the reign of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev.

St. Andrew's Descent

Kiev Ukraine

According to legend, St. Andrew's descent got its name from Saint Andrew the First-Called.

Deribasovskaya Street

Odessa Ukraine

Deribasovskaya is a symbol of South Palmyra, and if you want to see the most beautiful and interesting sights of Odessa town, then it is worth going on this street.

Duke de Richelieu

Odessa Ukraine

The monument, of the founders of the city, Duke de Richelieu on the Promenade is one of the main attractions of Odessa.

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25/01/2013

The Dormition of Our Most Holy and Glorious Queen

The Dormition of Our Most Holy and Glorious Queen
The architectural ensemble of the Dormition of Our Most Holy and Glorious Queen is by right considered to be a master piece of the renaissance architecture. It consists of Assumption cathedral, the bell tower, and the chapel of Holy Trinity. The unique attraction of Lvov is the bell tower. Its height is 65 meters. It was built by architect Petro Barban in 1572-1578. Konstantine Korniatko, famous merchant originated from Greece, sponsored the construction. It has an ancient bell, 2 meters in dia...
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25/01/2013

St.Nicolas wonder maker church

St.Nicolas wonder maker church
It is a very ancient architectural monument in Lvov. It is built of stone. St. Nicolas church gives you the idea about the character of ancient Russian architecture. It was built in the middle of XIII century at the foot of Budelnitsa Mountain. The first document where this church is mentioned dates back to 1292. It must have been built on the place of former church built by dukes Danilo or Lev. There are only remains of the original XIII building (parts of walls and foundation). It is built ...
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25/01/2013

St.George’s Cathedral

St.George’s Cathedral
St.George’s Cathedral is a Greek Catholic Church of Galitska Metropolitanate. Before 1817 it was a part of St.Vasyliy Velkiy monastery. It is built in baroque style with exceptional features. It is believed to be the main cathedral of Ukrainian Greek Catholics. It is located on SviatoUrivska Mountain. It was founded in XIV century. But in XVIII it was majorly reconstructed. There are a few buildings that are included into this architectural ensemble: the Palace of metropolitans, monast...
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25/01/2013

Latin cathedral

Latin cathedral
Latin Cathedral is a Catholic church in Lvov. The Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an architectural monument. It is located on Kafedralna Square. The only monument in Lvov that has saved its original Gothic look. Kazimir III began the construction of the cathedral in 1360s. the architect who designed the church was Piotr Shtecher. The first constructor of the church was Nichko. Only in 1479-1481 the building was finished. In 1493 Ganz Blekher built choir an...
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25/01/2013

Church of St.Olha and Elizabeth

Church of St.Olha and Elizabeth
Church of St.Olha and Elizabeth is located on Kropivnitskogo square in Lvov near the Gorodetskogo Street. It is built in new Gothic style. It was called in honor of popular Empress Elizabeth who was married to the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Since 1991 it is in possession of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. The first stone of the cathedral was laid in 1903 during the last visit of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary to Lvov (he was 73 years old at that time). The cathedral was being built for seve...
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