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21/01/2013

The monument to Adam Mickiewicz


The monument to Adam Mickiewicz

The monument to famous Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz is located in the center of the city on the Mickiewicz Square that connects the Shevchenko Avenue with the Svobody Avenue.

The construction of the monument began on December 10, 1898 to honor the 100st anniversary of poet’s birthday. 28 projects took part in the contest for the creation of the monument.

The height of the monument is 21 meter, the figure of the poet itself – 3,3 meters. The flames on the top of the columns are gild. The architect Popel won the project and the monument was built according to his sketches. The architects Zakharievitch and Sosnovsky were controlling the process of construction. The monument is a column on the top of which there is a posture of the poet and the angel flying up to him with lyre. The column is made of Italian pink granite.

The monument was presented on October 30, 1904 and it has very big importance for the Polish community in Lvov.

The monument is a very important part of the architect ensemble of central part in Lvov. 

Address: Mickiewicz Square
 

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