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25/01/2013

Armenian cathedral


Armenian cathedral

Armenian cathedral of Lviv is a historical and cultural monument.

The Armenian Cathedral is one of the oldest cathedrals of the ancient city. It is a piece of Armenia in Lvov. In 2008 it celebrated its 645th anniversary.

The ensemble of the Armenian Church is located on the territory of historical part in Lvov. This is a place where the Armenians used to lodge. The cathedral is an architectural center of the complex. The other buildings are located round the cathedral and they all form three little locked yards.

This ensemble is a unique monument of medieval Armenian architecture in Ukraine. It includes: the bell tower above the main entrance to the yard, decorated column with St.Christophore’s figure, the building of former Armenian bank, the palace of Armenian archbishops, the building of former monastery of Armenian Benedictines.

The main shrine of Armenian in Lvov was built in 1363 by architect Dorkhe. The construction was financed by Armenian merchants – Yakov and Panosse. The renaissance arcade was built in 1437. In 1571 the bell tower was built by architect Petr Krasovskiy. The frescos and stained-glass windows are very beautiful there, especially fresco “Crucifixion”, “Sacred Dinner”, “The burial of St.Odilone” created by artist Rozen.

During its existence the Armenian cathedral has been a spiritual and public shelter for the Armenian community.

Addres: Armianska Street 7
 

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