Monastery Complex of the Discalced Carmelites

Local nameЦерква Св. Архистратига Михаїла
LocationHalytskyi District, Lviv, Ukraine

The Carmelite Church in Lviv was first mentioned in 1634 as the church of the monastery of the Barefoot Carmelites. In 1748 it was the scene of a notorious scuffle between the Carmelites and their neighbours, the Capuchins.

The suburban location caused the church to be rather well fortified, yet it was ravaged by the Cossacks in the Khmelnytsky Revolt and the Swedes in the Great Northern War. The entire façade was redesigned in the 19th century.

Still, the building retains much of its original character and design, attributed to architect Jan Pokorowicz. Especially noteworthy are the 300-year-old black marble altar and a series of frescoes executed by Giuseppe Pedretti in the 1730s.

Tags Greek CatholicPlace of WorshipChurchChristian
Download Download See more

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmelite_Church,_Lviv

More information http://lviv.travel/en/index/what_to_do/architecturelviv/historicalplaces/~1478/the-monastery-complex-of-the-discalced-carmelites

Address 22 Vynnychenka Street, Lviv, Ukraine

Coordinates 49°50'33.004" N 24°2'13.179" E

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now